My grandson and I have always had a special bond. He is ten now, and I know before too long, he won’t think it’s so cool to hang out with me. So while it lasts, I treasure it.
We often try to outdo each other in expressing our affection. He called the other night to tell me about his day. The end of our conversation went like this.
Me: Goodnight, honey bunny. I love you.
Him: I love you more.
Me: I love you most.
Him: (after a pause) Well … I love you MORST!
He won that round.
Such a simple little conversation, but we both ended the call feeling loved and cherished. Several days later, my heart still smiles when I think of it.
Just a few words, but what a lasting impact. The words we speak carry such power to embrace, or harm. If we only stopped to think about what effect our words leave in their wake. I’ve been told more than once that even my well-intentioned words have on occasion “not been helpful.” And while I’m sure that is sometimes still true, I have tried to be more thoughtful before I speak.
So take a moment today and say something kind to someone. You don’t know how much a word of affection, appreciation, compassion, encouragement, or support might mean to someone. Say something that days from now will still make someone’s heart smile.
Words are cheap
But can cost dear
Take care with what you speak
Let love guide your tongue
And only blessings fall from your lips