For example, if my grandchildren come into the room and say, “Let’s eat Papa!” I’m going to be worried. However, if they come into the room and say, “Let’s eat, Papa!” then I’m going to be happy (even if we end up at McDonalds).
That little punctuation comma makes a huge difference!
Now, as important as good grammar is, something completely lost on the textist generation (How do you like the new word I just created!), I am not really thinking of punctuation in that way. I am thinking more of “something that contrasts or accentuates” (Merriam-Webster).
Every day you are dropping punctuation remarks. You are either accentuating the positive or the negative; you are either draining people or giving them hope, and it all depends on what you punctuate.
The ONE THING for today: What you choose to highlight and focus on today is going to set the tone for your day and the day of those around you. Make sure you drop those punctuation (re)marks in the right place or you may get eaten alive.
“See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire…” (James 3:5-6)