February 20, 2013

words.

 
 
  the other night i listened to a talk about using kind words.
it really hit me hard about how we speak to each other.
and how we speak of ourselves.
i encourage you all to watch or listen.
 
 
sometimes we don't realize how much of an effect our words good or bad can have on those around us. we never know who is struggling or who needs encouragement. or if we say a negative thing to someone i don't think we know how hurtful words can be. we all need to take a minute to reconcile and reevaluate our words. think before you speak. there is always room for improvement. we need to speak words of encouragement and those that uplift others and ourselves. i know and am guilty of this as well and want to be more positive. we need not to gossip or talk about others.  elder holland put this all so beautifully and it really struck me.
 
"Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity, the three great Christian imperatives so desperately needed in the world today. With such words, spoken under the influence of the Spirit, tears can be dried, hearts can be healed, lives can be elevated, hope can return, confidence can prevail. "
 
i hope we can all speak kinder words that edify and encourage those around us.
words really do make all the difference.
 
happy wednesday, friends!
 
 

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