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.