The way we use our words, the intention behind them, and the message they carry — matter. When we use our words to sooth, express love, or show kindness we speak from our hearts, and when we use our words to defend, insult, or deflect we are speaking from wounded souls. It is in those moments — when we are the verbal receivers of someone else’s wounds — that we must find compassion, disconnect from our feelings attached to the words being spoken, and stay true to our hearts. Today, be the speaker that shares a message of CONSIDERATION, UNDERSTANDING, and TOLERANCE. Own your words, not those of others. And take the high road; the view is always spectacular.