Friday, January 15, 2021

Finally Friday - Words Matter

 Careful the things you say

Children will listen
Careful the things you do
Children will see and learn
Guide them along the way, children will listen
Children will look to you for which way to turn
To learn what to be
Careful before you say "Listen to me"
Children will listen

These are powerful lyrics from the show "Into the Woods"


Sadly, this meme sums up the horror of the storming of our U.S. Capitol, a stately building I've visited. It's for the people, filled with history, and worthy of respect. 

I think as we watch the ending of the current dumpster fire in Washington DC, I reflect once again on how much words matter -  "children (our future) will listen"

what one says
where one says them
how one says them

it all matters,  especially for a person (or people ) in power

Spoken word, written word,  it matters  (hence, the need for editing or just shutting up)

Thank you for reading this. 

and finally, courtesy of Fort Worth Texas - better late than never - WEAR A MASK AND STAY SAFE


  1. Hi Joanne - we just need to be sensible and use our common sense, be kind and think of others ... and wear masks ... we do here. Have a peaceful Friday ... Hilary

    1. Thanks for reading and your comment. Very true. Take care and have a calm safe weekend.

  2. At school, so many people have their masks off, and they know that they will get ISS if they take it off (unless you are taking a drink or eating) and people are getting sick and get put into quarantine like I did. It makes me mad and disappointed. One of the schools in my area don't even require masks and someone I know got covid. Its sad. Wear your masks and stay safe!

    1. Indeed, it's scary when you think - you might not feel sick but could pass it to "old" people like us or even your great grandparents. It's just not that hard to do. You're a good girl and thank you!

  3. Wearing a mask is essential, why some don't I will never know.
    Take care Joanne.

    1. I KNOW - it's just not that hard.
      Have a good weekend

  4. How hard is it to be kind. Apparently for some, very.

  5. Your attitude always inspires.
    I'm glad that at least one "Wear a Mask" sign can be found in your state, Joanne. Phew!
    A few more days...hopefully.
    Take care.

    1. just a few more. I'm taking a vacation day on Wed. I have to see it to believe it.