Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Value Of A Kind Word

Today began like many other days.  I slept in, which in turn lead to us running late, which made for one slightly cranky mother.  After dropping the kids at school,  The LOML stopped to grab us a quick breakfast while I pulled out my phone to check my emails. I was surprised to find that someone had commented on one of my blog posts, and her kind words made my heart sing.  It may have only taken moments to type that comment, but the result was a smile plastered on my face for the next few hours.  Isn't it strange that a complete stranger can make such a difference in someone's day.  My mother always said that words were extremely powerful, and I guess she was right.
"Don't use foul or abusive language.  Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them."  Ephesians 4v29 (NLT)
There have been many times recently when words have been hurtful.  We own our own shop and there are days when it feels like every customer through the door has something awful to say.  It is constant and relentless and I think that many of us have forgotten the words of our parents when they told us watch what we say.  The old adage about sticks and stones is NOT true, words hurt just as much.

Today I was reminded just how important my words could be.  A very kind person brightened my day and I promise to try and pass it on each day whenever I can.  Lets all spread some sunshine!

Chipper

1 comment:

  1. So pleased my words brightened your day. I know the happy feelings you get when someone takes a moment to comment on a post. Seeing you begin your new blog has been interesting for me, and made me reflect on my blog. I began 3 years ago this month and up until Christmas just gone used to post regularly. I'm now feeling encouraged to blog a bit more again. Thanks!
    Mandy McK

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Thanks for taking the time to brighten my day :-)
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