As I was in pre-op at our local hospital being prepped for cataract surgery, the nurse asked me “Do you have anything that comes out of your mouth?”  To which I immediately responded “Words.”

I felt clever when she told me that no one has ever given her that reply.  Then a little embarrassed when I realized that she meant dentures or retainers.

But I have a body filled with words.

Words pour out of my mouth, whether anyone wants to hear them or not.

Words pour out of my mouth, whether anyone wants to read them or not.

Words represent ideas and are unstoppable.

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Words pour out of my mouth.

About Barb Knowles

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19 Responses to Words

  1. Sooo happy to see Game of Thrones made the list Barb. Becuase while it’s good to have plenty of words, its even more important that the RIGHT words are flowing 😉

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  2. Paul says:

    The American alphabet ends at W?

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  3. You’ve been sober a long time. Longer than I have but I don’t have a drinking problem, one glass of Jack does me for a year or two, and that’s pub measure not home. I find that alcohol isn’t an issue for me, however, I know all about addiction as I was a smoker from 1963-2010. I started smoking because all the cool people did it, then it became more than a habit – I found that anytime I thought about stopping I wanted a cigarette more than anything.
    The definition of addiction, isn’t it? All I can say to you is well done for giving up your addiction so long ago and I hope I can match you one day (I doubt if I will live long enough but we can hope).

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I hope you do! I smoked years ago but not for too long. But, of course, since I do absolutely nothing in moderation, I quickly smoked 2 packs a day. My son, as a very smart 4 year old, told me I’m slowly killing him with 2nd hand smoke. I don’t know if he heard that on a commercial. But that really got to me and that was the last day I smoked. I found the first 3 days with a cigarette horrible, but then I was okay. Good luck to you!

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  4. Ann Coleman says:

    I loved your answer! And what could be more important than words?

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  5. No one has ever missed me that much. Your son is lucky. You have a good heart my dear!💖

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  6. Pingback: Word is something that we feel..! – Journybox

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