Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) says, “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” To offset cruel words and behavior, I clung to the honey-sweet words said to me. They were healing to the bones and gracious. They caused me to think: Perhaps we take each other for granted?

When was the last time you said something nice to your neighbor, barista, friend, family member, or co-worker? Did you tell your husband or wife how much you love and appreciate them? Have you told your pastor how much his words make a difference? Did you remember to thank that volunteer who always cleans the kitchen, but no one ever remembers her name? Words matter.

It meant something to me. Somehow the meanness I experienced stung less knowing others thought I mattered. So to you who were kind and caring….Thank you.


3 thoughts on “Words”

  1. You have said so much with so little, it provides the heart with plenty on which to meditate and contemplate. Our words, the ones we choose to use when we converse with one another should be chosen carefully. Unfortunately, doing that is the exception for most of us and not the rule. This is one of the reason I like using this media to converse with others, it gives you time to think about what you “should” say rather than blurting out words that are hurtful. Our words when carefully chosen will always be words of love.


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