I don't think any of us doubt the power of words. As writers we seek to use that power to convey the emotions we explore. Yet, what about our casual words, the ones that just jump out of our mouths, or our fingers as we type? Have they ever had unexpected power? Do your posts sometimes have consequences you didn't anticipate? Do you ever wish you could rewrite, revise, edit and otherwise polish the words you speak?
Words are powerful. They can hurt or heal and we should be careful and thoughtful how we use them. But even more so than words, we are powerful. Someone can choose to use their words against us. And those words may make us hurt, may cause problems in our lives, but we can choose how to respond to them. We can choose not to be hurt.
Careful with your words. You don't always know the impact they can have.