The old saying Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me” is so wrong. Sticks stones and words can kill me, if not immediate death the they all can kill me one day at a time. It is what you might call daily murder. It can also be daily suicide.
Oh the vicious wounds I have passed out. I am immensely grateful for the healing my Al-Anon program has given me. If I have wounded you I am so, so sorry. Please forgive me. And you little George, I long to give you the acceptance you have always deserved. I offer peace to you that are around me and peace within me too.
I do so by the grace of God that gives me the divine example.