I want to take a moment and encourage you out of Proverbs, which is a collection of wise sayings. Here it is, “Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” I know I challenge you often in the words that you speak, but the truth is that words are a powerfully practical way to encourage others.
I was reminded of this powerful truth 4 years ago at Cottage Hospital. After my wife delivered our baby we moved to a new room. I was walking with our baby down the halls of the hospital and every nurse and hospital staff person I passed congratulated and complimented my baby and me. It was so encouraging and made my great day even better! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that every single staff person congratulated me, I know it was intentional. Speaking kind words to those around you is like anything else in life, it's a habit.
I want to challenge you to speak kind words to those around you and be intentional about it. Think about those in the office, at home or friends you have. Send a kind text, an email or speak a kind word in passing. Begin to develop the habit of speaking kind words today!