“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”

 “All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”

– Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman and social reformer

A close friend of mine named Allen, who unfortunately passed away too soon, was a very handy person. He could fix almost anything and he had a wide variety of tools to fit almost any need.

His garage was a veritable Home Depot with an immaculate collection displayed in the most organized manner. Included in his collection was a peg board with hooks that accepted each specific tool – with, you guessed it, an outline of the tool to show the user where to hang it when the job was done.


Pay particular attention today to the words you and others are using to create your world. Determine the extent to which the ideas that are generated build something wonderful, or in some cases take things apart.

Consider sending me a list of three to five of your favorite words that you like to hang ideas on, by replying to this email.