What power do words have to affect others? And how can written words lead to good conversations?
The fourth in a starting series of five posts, this post introduces you to the section of my site focusing on words.
From Words to Conversation
Once, thousands of miles from home on a business trip, I was given a stranger’s office to use for the day as they were out of town. Being a curious sort, I was looking at the small bits of wisdom printed out and posted on their corkboard while waiting on a friend. Surprisingly, I found a small essay I had written long before on CompuServe had been printed out and pinned to the board.
I never did meet that person or find out how my words had touched them enough to save and display. But it was the first time that I truly realized that my words thrown out into the ether could touch another and help them. It was a very humbling experience, and it showed me that my words can help others.