Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Wonder....

I wonder what people who are dying of starvation would think if they heard someone say...."I'm starving to death!"

I wonder what people who are mentally challenged or love someone who is mentally challenged would think if they heard someone say...."Don't be a retard!"

I wonder what people who have just lost a loved one would think if they heard someone say...."That scared me to death!"

I wonder what people who live on the street would think if they heard someone say...."I really need new carpet!"

I wonder what people who are alone would think if they heard someone say...."I had to get away from my children, they were driving me crazy!"

I wonder what people who don't have a spare dime to spend would think if they heard someone say...."It's just pocket change!"

I wonder what would happen if we put more thought into what we were saying....into what we were teaching our children to say....into how we respond and who we are responding to. I wonder....

3 comments:

Lizze said...

Wow. Some of these I'd thought of. Most of them I hadn't. As the mother of a special needs child, I wish more people would consider your second "I wonder". Our family hates that word and we find it incredibly offensive. So thank you for your sight.

angie said...

What a powerful post. I'll definitely put more thought into my words from now on!

Following Him said...

Amazing post...I do also wonder about the word "retard" and the way it is used in society!
~Elyse~