One of my favorite components when going out in the public, is the interaction I will have with the people around me. It is quite amazing the spectrum of conversations you may have in just a few minutes together, and how vastly different they are depending on the individual. On one particular outing, an encounter really encouraged my heart. A sweet lady chose to speak such kind words over me. When I departed from her, I left with a renewed pep in my step.
“A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!” Proverbs 15:23
I love how just one word of encouragement can make such a positive impact on a life. Just as, in the blink of an eye, one word can cause such discouragement. There is a lot of power for one little muscle in our mouth.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
Next time you are at the grocery store, at a drive thru, or have a girlfriend over for coffee, acknowledge their need for kind words. You know how hard life can be sometimes. Their burdens could be quite surprising if you knew the totality of their heavy heart.
So, let us choose to be women who look for the absolute best in people. Catch them in their absolute best moments and be quick to compliment them about it! Let us love people like our hearts have been stamped with Jesus, and freely give people a reason for a renewed pep in their step.