“Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Sweet to the Soul . . .
Whenever I think of something sweet, I think of a chocolaty confection, drizzled with caramel and topped with colorful sprinkles — sugary sweet and delectable to eat.
Whenever I think of something healthy, I think of leafy dark greens, freshly rinsed and tossed in a bowl with other sliced vegetables — perfectly guilt-free and wholesome to eat.
The words sweet and healthy are rarely mentioned in the same sentence.
Yet, that is exactly how this proverb likens a kind word. It’s like honey. And it’s both sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Just imagine what a steady diet of kind words could do!
What if we chose to use our words, the ones we speak and the ones we write, to bring kindness into the lives of everyone around us? What if we actually saw each and every kind word as an agent of healing, a sweet balm for another’s soul? What if we became very intentional about being a bringer of kind words?
Kind words soothe.
Kind words comfort.
Kind words soften.
Kind words heal.
With a kind word, we open the doors of communication with others. Whereas, a harsh word tends to close the doors of communication. And every day we get to choose. What words will we speak today?
Let’s commit to praying that our words will bring light and hope to those we meet.
Lord, we give our words to You. We pray that Your words of loving kindness
will fill us to overflowing. Help us to speak only kind and edifying words.
Help us to be a people of love. Help us to love well in Your name.
Thank You for being the Giver of all true kindness. We recognize that all kindness comes,
first and foremost, from You and You alone. And we thank You.
What kind words can you share with someone today?
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
I like the idea of being “a bringer of kind words”. When I leave this world, I hope to be remembered as someone who brought kind words. Being on the receiving end of extremely harsh words, I know how much damage they can do. Likewise, being the recipient of kind words myself…they are like an agent of healing – a balm to my soul. May God give me the power and self-control to be intentional about what comes out of my mouth. Great reminder this morning!
Thank-you for posting this Denise,
Life would be so much sweeter if everyone followed this.
I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday overflowing with kindness.
Beth Williams says
I have been praying for God to put His hand over my mouth and help me to soften the words I use. I want to be remembered as a sweet, healthy, salt & light word smith to the world! I want them to hear Jesus & know that I care! I would love to be a healing balm to someone by my kind sweet words I use!
Jenny nighthowells.wordpress says
This is so timely! Having a hard week in ministry with some conversations…harsh words quickly close my heart up. I’m okay with tough honest words but feeling attacked is not my favorite :). Thanks for reminding me to share in the way I want to be spoken too!