"Words make everything better." —Rin Koenig

Such a simple, beautiful statement and no deeper truth I’ve ever seen. In moments of darkness, what do we do? We share. We verbalize our pain. If we witness hurt around us, we make attempts at speaking hope or comfort. When something beautiful happens, what do we do? We spread our joy through tales of happiness that burst from our smiling faces.

Words, whether spoken or written, hold the power to hurt, to help, and to heal. Sometimes, it’s through us speaking out that change happens, someone’s day brightens, or hope gets carried on. Dark or light, words make everything better. What words will you spread today and how will you make for a better tomorrow?

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer.