The coffee was hot and fresh and smelled good. Cup in hand, I proceeded to my home office and switched the dim desk lamp on. On my laptop keyboard was the note: “I love you,” strategically placed there by my six-year-old. Her note did more than melt my heart—it reminded me of the power in our words.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 16:24, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (NIV).
Either hand written, typed, or spoken, our words have an effect on the people around us. Who can you leave a note for today? Who needs to be texted an encouraging word? A life-changing word?
For teens in a school setting, you can write a card or pretty note and slip it into your friend’s backpack, a book she’s reading, or even in her locker. Leave a note for someone in your home thanking him/her for the way they support you. Or text your mentor or extended family with a word of appreciation.
Moms, surprise your teen with a note on her mirror reminding her how special she is or slip one into her purse or lunch bag.
This spring a group of us were meeting for Bible study when we got the idea to text an uplifting message. One young woman texted her husband. Within five-minutes he replied, “You have no idea how much I needed to hear that.”
Our simple words can make such a difference. Believe God when He tells us in Proverbs 12:25, “A kind word cheers a person up” (NIV) and that “our mouths can be a fountain of life” Proverbs 10:11 (NIV)
How will you use your power today?