Have you spoken a kind word today? Everyone likes to be told they are doing a good job, thanked for their service, or complimented on their new tie, shirt, hairdo or whatever. It’s a small thing that doesn’t take much effort, except to notice. A kind word can bring a smile to someone’s face and isn’t that priceless?

We never know what others are going through and a simple word of kindness may have more impact than we know. Words are powerful. The Bible exhorts us to be quick to listen and slow to speak and to let our words be like salt, that add flavor.

We all need to be edified on a daily basis. There is so much out there in the world that drags us down and makes us feel less than in some way. We are God’s children and He loves us. That’s all we need to know and believe. But sometimes we need a little reminder, don’t we?

Today, let our speech be with grace, Lord, and help us to encourage and uplift others.

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