Monday, 17 February 2014

PLEASANT WORDS ARE..

Rose Tinted Illustration & Design

The other day I had an encouraging friend speak kind words in a spontaneous manner. There were four of us in a car on our way to set up a friend's wedding. She piped up cheerfully saying "I'm going to give each of you 3 words that I think describe you best!" She was contemplative in her kind words, and we all concurred with what she said about one another. It was really a beautiful moment that needs to be a more regular occurrence in daily life. We simply can't assume that our loved ones know how much they mean to us, or what light we see them in.

I recall doing a similar exercise at school in my early teens, where everyone in the class wrote a kind word on a piece of paper for each student. We did this by folding over our comments and repeating the student's name so know one else could see what we wrote. Therefore they were slightly anonymous, unless you remember the order in which we sat, or recognised handwriting. It was such a positive exercise at such a fragile and impressionable age. At a time full of insecurity, we forget that other people see us differently. We can be so critical of ourselves, that we don't realize our best character traits. Even if those around us see them clear as day.

I found this beautiful verse during the week whilst reading through Proverbs. The Bible is full of wisdom and encouraging words. It's teaching always repeats the importance of loving one another, and being kind.

Did you know that honey never spoils? How very relevant, as kind words also never spoil. They are redeeming and remembered. They are treasured.

Share your pleasant words... Don't keep them to yourself!

2 comments:

Admin said...

Amazing post!!
Thank you for sharing that post.
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Rose Tinted Illustration and Design said...

Thanks! It's been a bit on my heart lately to be more encouraging to those around me with the words I speak. You don't tend to forget the compliments you receive, they really are sweet as honey!