Do we realize that humans are the only species in this world who use words, both spoken and written to express ourselves?
If used kindly they can change the other person’s day or even life. But if used unkindly or thoughtlessly, they can easily ruin a day or a relationship forever.
A kind word, a little cheery hi, thoughtful praise, they act as a tonic on our fellow human.
Why then we keep silent?
Why not use words to tell others our thoughts. We can use our gift of gab to express our emotions and even when something or someone is causing us grief, we still can use our words in a way to explain our issues, still keeping them kind and reasonable.
It is not difficult!
Try it next time you feel happy or obliged about something, say it. Or if you feel unhappy or uncomfortable about something someone did, say it with kind words.
Don’t expect others to guess what you are feeling. And err on the side of generosity. It really doesn’t cost anything to be kind.
What are your thoughts and experiences?
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