In Others’ Words: Echoes
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (Proverbs 12:25 NIV)
“Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 NLT)
What echoes have I left in others’ lives?
Have I left a sticky mark of kind words — a bit of verbal honey that encourages someone who wants to quit or helps someone realize they are not invisible?
It’s good — wise, even — to look back and evaluate our words and actions. It’s also good and wise to look ahead and figure out how we want to change.
But the words we speak today — now — will be echoes in someone’s life tomorrow … and the day after that … and the day after that.
Our words don’t have to be elaborate. They don’t have to be well-thought-out or polished.
Words that lift the anxiety weighing down someone’s else’s heart.
Words that refresh someone’s spirit, their very soul, like a sweet cup of cool water.
In Your Words: Whose words of kindness echo in your life today?0 I like this!