Words Matter

We use words so easily. We text news of the greatest importance. Sometimes it's easy to not pay attention to what's coming out of our mouths. Blah blah blah blah blah. But some people understand the power of words. John Wooden was one of them. He passed away yesterday at the age of 99. Apparently he was a great basketball coach, but I know him because he said,

"Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do."

These are important words which I quote to myself often. They are important in light of my post yesterday as well. It is easy to be overwhelmed at times and choose not to do something because it seems like our efforts are a drop in the bucket. But a bucket can be filled with drops of water - anyone with a plumbing leak can attest to that!

I hope at the end of my life I've said something worth saying. John Wooden said many things worth saying and worth thinking about. You can find more of John Wooden's words of wisdom here.

Proverbs 12:14 (The Message)

14 Well-spoken words bring satisfaction;
well-done work has its own reward.

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"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden