Ellen DeGeneres’ brother, Vance, recently tweeted a sentiment I never heard until a few years ago and it goes like this:  No good deed goes unpunished.

WHAT? WAIT.  Record Scratch Sound.

No.  The truth is:  No good deed goes unrewarded.  Our understanding of the deed or the reward is irrelevant.  And, the words we speak create the home in which we live.  So, note to self, watch what you say and how when you change what you say things change.

Here is a quote from an amazing writer and person, Dean Koontz who, by the way, is the man who inspired me to become a puppy-raiser and thereby brought our beautiful lab-retriever mix, Dodger, into our lives.

“Words are things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”