Making Your Words Your Best Friend

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...be conscious of your language

Kathy shows us how to make our words our best friends. She promotes listening to your vocabulary, finding the meaning of your words; and, Kathy demonstrates this with her amazing anecdotes. Understanding your words, and those of others, will help you understand the importance of respect, not only for yourself, but for those around you.

Your vocabulary can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. How you speak and what you say controls your attitude and the aura your radiate to the world. Kathy notes that most of our vocabulary and how we speak comes form our environment; our parents, our peers, and what we are exposed to. However, unlike a genetic trait, your vocabulary can be changed. It takes a conscious effort on your part, but you can change the way you feel by changing the way you speak. Kathy knows this all too well; spending the begining of her life without speech entirely.

Change your vocabulary to change your life. Remove negative words, and even neutral words for positive ones. Speaking positively will create a positive attitude inside you, which will then spread to others. Remember to be respectful, remember to say please and thank you, remember to be polite, and remember chivalry is not dead. These simple things can change your life, and the lives of those that you touch.

Simply putting these little things into practice will make your life more positive, and spread positivity to others. Choose to choose your words wisely and choose to change your life!

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“"It was such a joy and privilege to meet you. Thank you for coming to our Convention and for being you. You made me laugh and cry all within a few minutes. You were warm and genuine. You're the kind of person I want to hang out with all day long. Thank you for your time and your openness. Your keynote speech at our 2015 CAPED Convention was bold, inspiring, and of course wildly entertaining. Kathy, you fearlessly addressed and joked about sensitive topics faced by people with disabilities without ever veering from your central tenet of looking at the heart of all people, not their outer appearance. Present throughout all of your humor and somewhat irreverent wit is an invitation to question accepted social norms, and remember that all people are created equal."”
~ Denise Simpson, M. Ed., Director, Disability Support Services, President, CAPED School of Continuing Education