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Recently I had a negative interaction going with another AFI member. I don't know why this person took such a dislike to me from my first postings on the this website to the last one had with him a few minutes ago. I've chosen to stop discussing anything with ths fellow.

As the old saying goes, "You can't please all the people all the time."

But my message to you is that there is power in words.

PLEASE, watch this and think before you write.


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A little REAL drama, not that hyped up stuff - and look! - no words.


Linda, I watched the video in the link you included this morning and was very moved by it. Thanks for posting it. I'm going to have my 15 year old daughter watch it when she comes home-that's an age group that constantly needs to be reminded of the power that their words have over those around them. It was a beautiful message.

Thanks, Lynda

Too bad I can't get more people to view it. Any ideas?

I watched it and all I can say is, wow!

Larry Berman

I viewed, but didn't have a chance to comment. I found the message to be very powerful.  I'm trying to figure out how to use it with my first grade class.  We're currently having some issues with what we say to each other.  It's amazing how hurtful 6 year olds can be without realizing it.

Although, Linda - some folks may realize what they say and say it just for the reaction. I often tell my students to let it slide.

Yes, and there are a few adults that still act and speak as a six year old who has not learned how hurtful words can be.  It's sad.
Sad, but true, Jacquelyn.
I don't really know how to get more people to view this should be required watching for all!
Wow!  Love this video!  Thanks Linda!

Thanks, Julie and Teri!

I am very fascile with words. Maybe I should be writting a novel instead using my passion  and magic for mixing hues and lusters, balancing glitter with gold, aligning echoing shapes to create balance.....or in plain Elglish, soldering, burning in the kiln, buying or making elements, opening countless rings or making loops, etc.


I know that That Video slowed me down and reminded me of my values: use words to help.


That is what I see at AFI: wonderful people verbally helping others.

That is someting you can't buy's priceless.



I always think of the phrase my Mom taught me when we were learning to sew together.

Measure twice, cut one.


I TRY to think twice, and write one.

But I have a quick wit and hand so I too need to be reminded about the Power of Words.




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