What If You Could Not SPEAK?

Isn’t it amazing that we are gifted with the ability to speak about whatever we want, whenever we want?

Imagine for a moment how your life would be if you could not SPEAK?

  • You want something but you can’t raise your voice to let others know what you want?
  • You are at an office, class or a party, everyone around you laughs and speaks about all they want but all you can do is just gesture and watch how they speak and to smile back at them if they smile with you?
  • You have your phone in your hand but you can’t make a call and talk to a friend? Can’t send a voice recording?
  • You want to sing so loud but you don’t have a voice that comes out to sing that song you love so much?
  • You have to use a language with gestures to talk to others, a language only few understand?
  • People don’t speak much with you cause they know you can’t speak back to them and some hesitate to speak to you cause they don’t understand what you try to mean with your gestures?
  • Your thoughts are so heavy that you want to cry out loud and tell someone your pain, but you are not capable to do that, you can’t speak?

How does it feel even to read those few examples?

Sometimes we totally forget things we are blessed with, blessings we’ve been gifted by birth.

Shouldn’t we be so grateful that we can speak? We can talk to anyone about anything at any time we want. We can sing. We can shout. We can use our voice for so many things in so many ways. But unfortunately there are people who can’t speak the way that we do.

So with that blessed voice, why not choose to speak the words filled with love, kindness and respect? That voice to share knowledge and prayers? That voice to put a smile on someone’s face? Compliment someone and remind them how wonderful they are, instead of wasting those words and voice on scolding, judging, gossiping and speaking unpleasant words to one another?

Love and blessings to all 💕

23 thoughts on “What If You Could Not SPEAK?

    1. Thank you
      Have a nice day 😊

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  1. This is a wonderful post. Makes you think and realize how often we take things for granted. I usually have no problem with using my voice. Sometimes too much and sometimes I wish I used it more. I do often think of people that can’t and I try to speak up for them. I’m not sure it’s enough though. Great post my friend ❤

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your insights ❤️ and yes, sometimes we realize the value of things in our lives only after they are gone! A lot of things we take for granted. And it is so kind of you for trying to speak up for those who can’t. Keep doing that great act of kindness. It may mean so much to them. And I’m pretty sure that your efforts are more than enough 😊

      Have a wonderful weekend my lovely friend ❤️


      1. You’re very welcome 🦋🌻❤ You have a lovely weekend too my friend 💕🌻🦋


  2. Dear Vihani,
    The timing of your post was amazing for me, because just last night I was feeling so uncomfortable in my body (symptoms of Fibromyalgia), and I thought, “well, if I had a stroke and couldn’t move and couldn’t speak, that would be much worse”… so then I imagined what it would be like to sit in my wheelchair (if I had a stroke), and want to say things but not be able to… so then, in keeping with the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, I practiced appreciating my NON-stroke state! I very much appreciate being able to speak! And then this morning I read your post! Quite the synchronicity, eh? 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your experience, which is an eye opener. Hope your body feels totally comfortable and relaxed by now 😊

      mindfulness practice you have mentioned here is so useful and effective. To focus on the good instead of focusing on bad! Thank you again for sharing it. Sometimes we get too busy thinking about the bad, that we almost forget to appreciate the good.

      Aaaand yes timing is just wonderful, I am so glad you liked the post. Have a nice day my friend 😊

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  3. A while ago I wrote a blog post on this topic. I was really sick and lost my voice for a few weeks. Being able to talk is a blessing and we shouldn’t take it for granted. During this time, I learned about the power of stillness.

    The blog post is called “Less talking, more thinking.” I am going to post a link since it’s an older post, and hopefully it doesn’t end up in your spam folder. If you have a moment, I would appreciate it if you checked it out! 🙏🏻💕

    ➡️ https://sereneluna.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/less-talking-more-thinking/

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    1. Hello Hilary!

      I went through your post and it is so lovely how you have turned that opportunity to grow yourself! To listen and reflect more. Hope you are doing well now. Sometimes life gives us strange opportunities to understand ourselves better and to realize how blessed we are, regardless of everything that we don’t have in our lives. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with me, I loved the post. Keep up the good work in your wonderful blog ❤️
      Have a nice day 😊


  4. Be grateful for the little things in life 😇

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  5. Lovely post. Sometimes we remain busy complaining about things rather than be grateful for various things that we have but many people don’t have.

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    1. So true. The life we have right now, is only a dream to someone living somewhere in the world. Thank you very much for sharing your ideas.

      Have a wonderful weekend 😊


    1. Thank you very much Priyanka!
      Have a wonderful weekend 😊


  6. Such a thoughtful article this is! Great reminder to be grateful for every little thing we have ❤️

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    1. Hello! Thank you very much! 💕
      Yes I always encourage others to enjoy the little things cause sometimes it’s the little things that matters the most!

      Have a wonderful day my friend 😊💕

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      1. So true! And we ignore those beautiful little things.

        Have a wonderful day you too😊❤️

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  7. Vihani, you truly are one talented blogger. Keep writing.. its a pleasure to read what you write


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