I believe that words can be passed down through generations similar to a financial inheritance.
Think of a time when you were a child and you were reprimanded for something you did or didn’t do. Maybe those words were accompanied with a sense of anger or frustration on the part of the speaker. Do you recall the impact of their words and how that made you feel?
Maybe both, the emotions and the words, imparted something to you, but the words become like seeds that dropped down into the soil of your soul. That seed opens, and spreads its roots just the same as every tomato seed after it is planted in a garden. It’s in the seed’s genetic code to take root and produce.
Isn’t it funny, weird, or even scary when you say something and realize you sounded just like your parents? What you repeat is what was planted in you. Your words can create an inheritance in the life of those around you. They can shape the path of your life and they can shape the path of your children– just like an inheritance.