Friday, September 17, 2010

Kind Words

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...Image via Wikipedia
"Kind words are like honey - sweet to the taste and good for your health." (Proverbs 16:24)

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." (Mother Teresa)

"Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes." (Anonymous)

Those are just some of the quotes about Kind Words.  The importance of speaking kind words transcends time.  It was already recognized from the Bible days up to contemporary times.  We can not underestimate the power of a kind word.  It can bring back life to a dreary existence or put a smile on the lips of an overstressed corporate animal.  A kind word radiates positivism where there is negativism.  A lot of things can happen through the passage of time but the effects of a kind word cannot be underrated.

How much does it take to speak kind words?  The good news is it doesn't cost much nor does it entail a lot from us.  We can start by saying "Please" when requesting for a favor, "Thanks" when something favorable has been done to us.  When words are not sufficient, a smile can do wonders.  We cannot go wrong when we give back something good.  We receive a better one in return and the gesture goes a long, long way.
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