What we say matters, because words are powerful.
Our words can make someone’s day, or ruin it. We know this, but how often do we use our words intentionally to give life and hope to the world around us?
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa
Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble. -Yehuda Berg
Simple ways to use your words for good today
- Thank a coworker for their assistance.
- Say hello to the person in line behind you.
- Keep that snarky comment to yourself.
- Thank anyone who holds a door for you.
- Sing along to songs with uplifting lyrics.
- Compliment a stranger on their outfit.
- Leave an encouraging note for your spouse or child.
- Wish the cashier a good day.
- List five things you are grateful for, out loud.
- Resist the urge to correct someone just to prove you are right.
- Call a family member and tell them how much you love them.
- Compliment a coworker on their idea or their work.
- Send a card to someone, just to brighten their day.
- Post or tweet an encouraging thought or quote.
- Thank your child or spouse for doing something kind.
- If you can’t say something positive, keep silent.
- Text a friend and tell them how much you appreciate them.
- Compliment a stranger on their manners (or even better, their children’s manners.)
- If you notice someone seems sad or stressed, ask them how they are feeling.
- Don’t demand the last word.
I thank you for taking time to read my words today. I hope they have done good in your heart.
Now, go out and spread a little kindness with your words, this day and every day.