Penning Down Thoughts IX - Words

Sometimes you say something without really realizing the power of those words. Some things said go a long way. It is like pulling at a tight chord. The small action produces a longer duration reaction of vibration. Some words play on loop as memories. Some words bother us as much as or perhaps more than it bothers the receiver of words.
You can never take them back but you can, sometimes, if given a chance, soothe the mind that was hurt by the words. Meaningful or meaningless, the receiver can sometimes misinterpret your words because of communication gap.
Before you speak always make sure that the receiver is capable of grasping the meaning of your words.

Merely saying "I am responsible for what I say and not for what you understand" won't really take you far in dealing with people who mean something to you, people you care about.