All posts for the month June, 2017

Words of Encouragement

Published June 27, 2017 by Healthy Living with nature

             Si!ver Boxes

Be kind with our words

My words were harsh and hasty

And they came without a thought

Then I saw the pain and anguish

That my bitter words had brought.

Bitter words that I had spoken

Made me think back through the past;

Of how many times I’d uttered

Biting words whose pain would last.

Then I wondered of the people

I had hurt by things I said;

All the ones I had discouraged

When I didn’t use my head.

Then I thought about my own life, 

Of painful words I’ve heard

And of the times I’ve been discouraged

By a sharp and cruel word.

And now clearly I remember

All the things I might have done;

But, by awordI was discouraged

And they never were begun.

Lord, help my words be silver Boxes,

Neatly wrapped up with a bow;

That I give to all so freely,

As through each day I gladly go.

Silver Boxes full of treasure,

Precious gifts from God above;

That all the people I encounter

Might have a box of God’s own love.

                               Michael Bright


Taken from the book of “Silver Boxes – a gift of encouragement” by Florence Littauer.
My word for today is “WORDS!”

I plan to spend my life with a heart filled with joy and kind words.