Mother Teresa said these words and a thought of mine strikes me each time I hear them, Am I speaking kind words? This is not something that I like to thing about mainly because I know I don’t succeed at it most of the time. I think about the people that say really kind things to me and of course you (most of the time) give a compliment back to them and thank them. The words that they have said to me are remembered by me for quite a long time and have an effect to my day. But yet everyday, I can get caught up in my own thoughts and not say something to someone that needs to be thanked or give a boost to their day. I think that if we all began to speak kind words to everyone, not just the people we agree with, then we’ll be in a better mood, community and hopefully future.
This is the statement that I am making here for myself to intentionally find myself speaking kind words to others and to try to not slander anyone as this is not helpful but harmful to others. That if I am going to call myself a kind and compassionate person, that I be conscious of what I am saying and the effect that it has on others.
As an aspiring Proverbs 31 woman, I have found verses that talk about kindness and the words effects on others.
Proverbs 31:26- She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones