If you have been around here for a minute, you know that words are a big deal to me. The #sowkind movement started because I thought we all had five minutes and the cost of the stamp, and we could invest at least that much in the lives of those around us.
I was also guilty of thinking kind things about others but not saying them aloud. Why would we withhold words of encouragement? Fear. Insecurity. It also requires vulnerability, and we have experiences that keep us from wanting to put ourselves in a position that might harm us.
Bob Goff has encouraged listeners to “tell people who you see them becoming.” Has anyone ever done that for you?
We all have stories about words that were spoken over us that were not kind–but deeply hurtful. We have also given some of those wounds out to others.
In today’s episode, I talk about the power of words. You will hear a painful story from my experience, hear from a powerful study done in a classroom, and receive some simple words of encouragement from Mister Rogers.
Our words have power. Scripture is clear that our tongue has the power of life and death. Here’s the great thing–we get to decide when and how we will wield the power of our words.
How we use our words and why we use our words they way we do is something worth considering!
Go be wise with yours!
In case you didn’t know, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Think about how you might use your words to speak life and love into someone that day. Be sure to check out Sowkind’s social media channels for additional ideas of how to be kind with your words and actions.