Words have the power to inspire, motivate, encourage, persuade, influence, arouse, and reassure. Words also have the power to destroy, discourage, demotivate, dishearten, depress, dampen, disappoint, dissuade, and demoralize. The words we use, and the words we hear, have enormous power. A medical condition does not define you or what you can achieve.
In the following video, Aimee Mullins talks about the power of words and many other subjects that might interest survivors and the people who interact with them.
In the following video, Chris Medina talks about the power of the words in a wedding vow.
1. What words have a positive impact on your emotions and/or actions?
2. What do you think when you hear each of the following words?
3. How do you remain positive, determined, and focused when the people who interact with you see your limitations not your opportunities?
4. What do words mean to you?