Using Words – A Not So Subtle Message by Debra H. Goldstein

Debra H. Goldstein
Author Debra H. Goldstein

Using Words – A Not So Subtle Message by Debra H. Goldstein

Communicating through words is what sets us apart from other species. Certainly gorillas, puppy dogs, and other animals communicate between themselves or with humans through looks, movements, and sounds, but the use of words to convey meaning distinguishes us.

Words can be spoken, signed, or written. They can be in English, French, or even Pig Latin. The key is that we use words to define and make others understand our thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

Sometimes though, we are silent. We may have a thought, but we don’t express it. How many times have we read about people who wish they said “I love you” before the opportunity passed them by? Ever wonder if a kind word or an offer of help would have made a difference in a life?

I can’t answer these philosophical questions, but I can suggest that during this holiday season you take a moment to use words. Write a card or e-mail, pull someone aside for a chat, make a call or send a text. Use words to show you care. That’s what I’m doing now:

Happy Holidays!  May 2014 be a year of health, happiness and prosperity for you and yours!!

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Debra H. Goldstein’s short story, “A Political Cornucopia” was the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable featured November 2013 story.  Her debut novel, A Maze in Blue, received a 2012 IPPY award and will be reissued by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery in May 2014.


0 thoughts on “Using Words – A Not So Subtle Message by Debra H. Goldstein”

  1. I agree! We usually connect with old friends about this time of year by phone. We had 2 long conversations yesterday with people we were very close to over 10 years ago. It’s good to keep those relationships alive.

  2. Judith Schulman Miller

    Love you dear old friend. Hope 2014 will bring you and your family many blessings. Love Judi

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Debra…Beautiful…thanks for encouraging us to share our words..From our family to yours….wishing good health and joy in 2014….Looking forward to working together in the months/years to come! Grateful for our friendship….

  4. Something told me to read your words before turning in tonight — glad I did. Have already thought of three people I need to reach out to tomorrow because the holidays are very different for them this year. Thanks for your wisdom and your friendship!

    1. Merry Christmas. Glad my words touched you at just the right moment last night ask know you will translate them into joy for others. May2014 bring you personal joy, happiness, and the continued grow of deep friendships

  5. Thank you, Debra for the good wishes, and I’m sending my share back to you. Thank you for the interesting blog, the encouragement, and the collegiality!

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