Little Words

Little words

can tumble

out of

mouths

into ears

  

Little words

sometimes

say nothing

that matters

 

Hello

Fine

Good

Of course

Thanks

Let’s do that

Call Me

Bye now

 

Little words

sometimes

say everything

that matters

 

I miss you

I hear you

I see you

I’ve got this

You’ve got this

I care

Hug?

Take my hand

I love you

I’m here

 

Little words

can tumble

out of

mouths

into hearts

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

38 thoughts on “Little Words

  1. Dear Christine, I love the contrast format You used here, so effective, Your work always seems to find a way to move and impress me! So Great. Really looking forward to “delving into Your words and You”! Will start soon. Will let You know when I do.

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  2. loved this Christine. I always feel breathless reading your words. makes my head spin too. in a good way. to me the word ok is so layered. at one time that’s all I could say and it meant so many different things to me. sadly because I don’t explain myself well…..ok was always taken as yes. ☺👍

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      1. also intonation when saying these little words, that’s a dead giveaway, but when typing or texting we can’t really see the others emotions, but if we knew a person well enough we could probably gauge when the “ok, fine or oh’s” don’t seem quite right. What would you say was a little powerful word? In a self-defense class I was thought to say Stop! when accosted, as almost every person growing up as a child would have heard that word and it stays in their psyche and does stop them in their tracks. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it out but it intrigued me. A little bit of dizzy is welcomed once in a while!

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      2. Too afraid to talk about being vulnerable Christine, I don’t have much defense against those smarter and craftier than me. I always stick with my ok and walk away hurt. I really love your perspective and wise words, no one can have the upper hand with you, I wish one day I can be as strong as you.

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      3. I never said that I am good at being vulnerable but with time I have learned to be a little braver and more direct about it. The irony for me is that the trust worthiness of the person in front of me has little relationship with my willingness to reach out. My own struggles with poor self-esteem and my deeply ingrained sense that I should be able to cope on my own all the time makes me my own worst enemy sometimes.

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      4. I grew up with a lot of love surrounding me so trust came easy I suppose. But I met a cruel person and life was so different for a very long time then what I was used to. I think I attract these type of narcissistic people and my kindness and softness always taken for granted. But unlike you, the person in front of me is important, I must trust them to say things, but so often I am such a poor judge of character Christine, they turn out to be either fakes or bullies, I trust too much and want to believe the good in people too much. Being alone has never been my fear as I have lived alone for a very long time. I find it hard to cope with being manipulated. Again my gentler nature is an easy target. But you are a strong woman, you know how to draw boundaries and you have amazing self-perception. This is the strength in you I really admire.

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      5. My childhood left me self-protective perhaps in the extreme. I could not easily avoid my demons so I got very good at fading into the background, hiding and later becoming an angry, angry teenager. I tend to trust my gut instincts about people. Sometimes someone who I did not like or trust on first meeting will grow on me but rarely am I disappointed by a person I have learned to trust, maybe just because I am so slow to warm to people and reveal myself. I didn’t even become Facebook friends with some of my co-workers until we had worked together for four years! My survival strategies have strengths and weaknesses. But they got me here and I have to respect that.

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      6. Haha we are two extremes, but know what you are exactly like my best friend for over 40 years, she went through a lot of childhood trauma and abuse, she leaned heavily on me she says, but I always thought it the other way round. But I rarely dislike people, I am just afraid of people. And I am usually hurt the most by the people I let in the closest. I love too easily and think people are just like me, that’s my weakness, I need to toughen up a little and not be so trusting. I think you are right, I should not warm up to people too soon, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the chat Christine.

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