Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me” is not a true statement.
As the shortest person in my class I was often the brunt of short jokes. While as an adult I know they were not meant to be cruel, as a child they hurt. We often do not realize that our word hurt someone unintentionally.
True anecdotes tell the tale in Simple Little Words. A scripture precedes each story. Readers are reminded to watch their words. Words can make a difference in a life. Too often, we unthinkingly use words and cause pain. Without meaning too, we deeply wound others. Simple phrases like clumsy as an ox, blind as a bat, and beanpole bring pain and lessen self-esteem. In the same light, sincere praise elevates self-esteem. A passing comment on talents and attributes lifts spirits and can make a difference in someone’s life. Simple Little Words would make a great gift. I highly recommend Simple Little Words.