Be kind with our words
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.
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.