Kind Words Like Honey

4 Jan

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing 
for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word OPPORTUNITY here.

Five Minute Friday

I was thinking today just how powerful our words are.
They can build a person up or tear them down.
There are opportunities every day to speak a kind word.
That one word could change a person’s day.

A word shared to let someone know you see them.
To let them know they aren’t alone.
To let them know they matter.
To let them know how very much they are loved.

I don’t want to miss a single opportunity to speak that word.
To give the gift of encouragement.
To speak life into another life.
I want to be more intentional about my words.

I want to take that moment to tell my sons how proud I am
 of them and how blessed I am to be their momma.
I want to tell my husband often how much I appreciate all 
he does leading and loving our family.
I want to send a note to that friend who I know is hurting 
and make that phone call to one I haven’t talked to in way too long.
I want to encourage that sweet little one
asking who this Jesus is that I keep talking about.
I want to encourage the mom juggling 
her three children as they come into the grocery store.

I don’t want to miss a single opportunity to give the gift of encouragement.
Lord…open my eyes.

Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul.
Proverbs 16:24 

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22 Responses to “Kind Words Like Honey”

  1. Julie Sunne January 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    That gift of encouragement is so important, Wendy. Great post. Stopping over from FMF.

  2. Dolly @Soulstops January 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Hi Wendy,Thank you for encouraging me today with your words…Happy New Year…Good to be here as a new year unfolds…blessings to you, my friend 🙂

  3. Jennifer Peterson January 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Love this Wendy!!! I think you do a great job with this, I always feel encouraged after talking to you.

  4. Nancy Wike January 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Great post first FMF post of 2013, Wendy! 🙂 Happy New Year!

  5. Mia De Vries January 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Dear WendyOh, yes, may we all be blessed with many opportunities to speak kind words, especially when we return love for unkindness … the kind we receive from our Pappa God!Much love and a blessed 2013Mia

  6. Nikki @ Simplystriving January 5, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Me, too, friend. Me too…Father, Keep my eyes wide.And for the record, girl, you have done this for me a hundred times over!(and p.s. I finally switched over to Firefox cuz I want to be able to comment here) 🙂

  7. Alecia Simersky January 5, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    I wanted to add my own "me too" 🙂 To take every opportunity as a gift to bless others.

  8. Debbie Petras January 5, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Oh yes, the words we speak are so important. I can tell that you are an encourager, my kind of person. 🙂 Blessings and love,Debbie

  9. SpiritedLife January 5, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Beautiful. Thank you for encouraging me to get back into it. I haven't done a 5MF in a while, but I really need to do it again.

  10. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Thanks so much Julie! Blessings!

  11. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Happy New Year to you too Dolly! Such a blessing you are! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  12. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Thank you so much Jennifer! You have encouraged me right back friend! Love & hugs! Blessings!

  13. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Thanks so much Nancy! Blessings to you!

  14. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Yes Mia! May He open our eyes to all who need that kind word. Blessings and much love friend!

  15. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Oh Nikki…my sweet friend…what a blessing you are! I am so very thankful for you. You too are an encouragement to me. What a gift! Love you much!

  16. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    To be a blessing is to receive a blessing…I think that is how Ann Voskamp put it. That in being a blessing we are truly blessed. Have a wonderful weekend Alecia!

  17. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you for your kind words today Debbie! Blessings and much love to you!

  18. Wendy January 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Thank you so much! Oh please join us again for the FMF time togather. You should join us for the FMFParty on Twitter Thursday nights as well. Would love to chat with you there. Blessings!

  19. Melissa January 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for the encouraging post, its wonderful! =)Your words are truly inspiring.

  20. Janene Krajci Christine Hutchinson January 6, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    A beautiful reminder to use our words for encouragement, healing, to bring joy. Lovely post. Thank you for linking up at the MTMmixer this week. Wonderful to have you there!

  21. Leslie @ Violet Imperfection January 7, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    A good reminder to make sure our words our kind.Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.Lesliewww.violetimperfection.com

  22. Raising Reagan January 8, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Encouragement is one of the best things you can give to someone!Thank you for sharing.Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)Lanayawww.raising-reagan.com

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