Here is an excerpt of an article I wrote a while back.
“I have this love hate relationship with words. I have posted about it before and I am drawn today to write about it now. It is strange to me how something as small as a word can hold so much power. Our belief that words can heal, hurt, comfort and love is evident by the millions of posts on social networks by millions of people every day that consists of quotes and personal expressions of emotions. Words should not be ignored or taken lightly. They are weapons of mass destruction or healing medicine that can heal as quickly as they can destroy.”
Read the entire article here http://lorileighriddles.com/articles/
Bottom line, be mindful of the words you use. You may not know what you are doing to someone else with those words that you so freely use.