Our guest contributor, Dami Ige is a recent college graduate with a passion to change the world with worlds especially the youth. She aspires to be an Human Resource personnel and talk show host. illustrates further how powerful words are and reveals how a golden heart always draw people in, I hope you find this piece insightful, read, share and comment.
Stories expound on words, for example the popular cliche, ‘behind every successful man, there is a successful woman’ is best understood when wrapped inside a well articulated story. I hope you enjoy this beautiful story, remember relationships do matter.
"A good woman brings fortune to her husband by the richness of her heart. I have since learned the power of these words in my sojourn. How inspiring, motivating and sweet words can be. The power of cleverly spoken words especially when it is directed at a person are indeed food to the soul.
I stumbled across the story of a successful young man. In the interview, he was asked the secret of his success, he simply stated, ‘behind every successful man, there is a woman’, though that fact may be proven untrue for some men nowadays… but follow me as I go on with the story of this young man.
‘I’ve experienced couple of setbacks in life, I’ve had reasons to think I’m the most unfortunate man in the world, I’ve thought about suicide. I’ve fought and lost. I’ve tried and failed he said. I had an excellent job at the bank, although the job was my life, I put my existence into it, having very little time for my family, and when I remember those days I weep.
Then the tragic incident occur, gradually banks began to lay off their employees as a result of the economic turnaround. And I was laid off as well but that wasn’t all… there was no compensation, no fringe nor benefits of any kind. I remember vividly the thunder I heard in my heart when I saw the stamped official letter on my table. All my loyalty, sacrifices, for what? Gone! Just like that. I stood there no further, I simply cleared my table and went home without questioning nor saying a word to anyone. I was a zombie.
All I could think of, were ‘my wife and kids’. The future, their future, my future looked bleak. Still I walked on with no hope, maybe I have a little savings, maybe a car or two, a mortgaged house and a list of unpaid loans. Liabilities were definitely more than the asset. Still I drove home.
After a week of staying down, I picked myself back up, I could only do that because my wife told me one morning…her words exactly, ‘you are stronger than what you’ve reduced yourself, so the job is gone, you are better than it anyway’. With those words, I took another step into life to make fresh beginnings but two years flew by and still I had no job, I couldn’t do much yet my wife never stopped cheering me on. So, one morning I thought I should go back to my first love,…music and I’ve never stopped employing people since then. But there are days I simply want to quit, when I can’t handle the pressure but I keep hearing the voice of my wife cheering me on.
When I read that article, I saw power of words. When one realizes that words are the coin(s) of one’s kingdom, and that these words can be a cursing influence, or a blessing, then one learns to value what comes out of one’s mouth. A careless word spoken could poison a person’s heart and life forever. I have come to realize women are more gifted with words potency, maybe because of their emotional nature. But I know a woman can beautify or mar her household by the beauty or ugliness of her lips."