Kind Words

“Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16: 24

We remind small children to be kind to their siblings or other kids in school, and along the way, they discover the cause and effect of a loving attitude. It becomes a natural part of their learning and growth. Kindness often reciprocates with happiness and caring from others.

Even more so as adults, we need to remember kindness. Kindness takes less mental effort than being rude or belittling others. It’s soothing for both the giver and the receiver. It calms our spirit as we step out of our negative self and pour worth and value into others. In turn, it impacts the way they interact with others.

When we’re dealing with challenges, we may need to check our spirit before we speak. There’s a saying “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Are we coming in kindness or do we need to step out and find it again?