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The Power & Comfort of a Kind Word
I shared on Comfort SIlkie Instagram, a story about when the little ones in our family go trick or treating, I dressed up as a Fairy God Mother. With lots of fairy glittery glam and wand-in-hand, I pronounce in my most Disney voice, “May all your dreams come true,” to each of the candy givers. Their responses stunned me. Some people cried; others told me it was the nicest thing anyone had said to them all year.
“Kind words can be short & easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Think about it …
you can change someone’s day. You may change someone’s life … with your words.
How many kind words did you speak today? Double the amount tomorrow.
Be generous: Be abundant with kind words to those around you. Be extravagant – they’re free!
Be intentional: Think about what kind words you could speak to your mate, your children, your co-workers. Surveys show (duhh) couples who intentionally use kind words have stronger marriages.
Be a healer: A study at Stanford University showed that kind words reduced recovery time of patients.
“Kind words are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healthy to the body.” Proverbs 16:24
Be kind to yourself: Listen to the words you speak in your mind about yourself. If you have negative words running in you brain, change them. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
Be an encourager: “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Mark Twain
I listed a few kind and encouraging words below, make a list of your own and use them.
I love your _____. You really helped me today. I appreciate everything you do. You are so strong. You’re lovely!,
I wouldn’t change a thing about you. I love your sense of humor. You always know the right thing to say. You are such a good listener. I love the way you smell. I treasure you. You are loved, I appreciate you. You’re an awesome friend. You should be proud of yourself. Aside from food, you’re my favorite. You’re like sunshine on a rainy day. You have the best ideas. You always know how to find that silver lining.