ON CHILDHOOD BELIEFS....Words can be SO very powerful. They can be used in positive ways and, unfortunately, in negative ways. Just a single word can stick with you for years!. When I was a little girl, my daddy told me that I was the 'prettiest little girl in the whole wide world', and gullible child that I was, I believed him. It didn't make me conceited. I didn't go around thinking about it all the time and admiring myself in the mirror, but it was always just in the back of my head. So, I never had to struggle with thinking that I was ugly! I had other struggles, but not that one! Someone could have tried to convince me that I was ugly and I wouldn't have believed them.They would have been wasting their time. Because MY dad had already told me that I was pretty and little girls have a tendency to believe their dads. His words went with me a long time. It took me about 35 years to discover that he was wrong, lol. Children believe something perpetually until something sideswipes them. But I remember looking in the mirror one day and thinking, 'Daddy was wrong....I'm just...... kind of average. But how powerful his words were to stick with me all those years. I never even considered that he might be wrong.
....Words are so powerful.
...and someone told me that there was a god and a heaven...