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The Importance of Kind Words

Today is my birthday. No, I don’t say that to solicit birthday wishes. Since the wee hours of the morning, I’ve been the happy target of more than enough warm regards, kind thoughts and prayers for happiness. My friends and family are the best cheerleaders a girl could ask for.

My family has a tradition that when it is someone’s birthday, at dinner, we go around the table and say something nice about them. Some years we’ve told jokes, but most years we get serious. These are times when those of us who normally aren’t so mushy tend to share the love we really feel. I remember the birthday my father had after his stint in the hospital when my turn was full of tears and me sharing how happy I was that he was still with us. It’s our special time and I carry this tradition on with my friends.


All this got me thinking about kind words and how important it is that we say them and hear them. It’s so easy to criticize. We have lots of words for that, but how many different ways do we tell someone that we love them? A simple “I appreciate you” can go a long, long way.

So let’s not wait for a special occasion. Take some time today to reach out to a friend, family member, spouse or even a co-worker. Tell them how much they mean to you. I bet you’ve got the words they really need to hear.

One kind word can warm three winter months.- Chinese Proverb

Need some help? Read: 21 Simple Ways to Say I Love You


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Frank

    Absolute truth. It’s a fact that a genuine compliment at work lasts months longer than a pay raise. Our lives are absolutely glorious when we receive kind words in our spiritual bank account. . .a blessing.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Frank

    P.S. Happy Birthday!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment gina

    Happy birthday and thank you for a GREAT idea for a birthday celebration. Saying something nice about someone can and does warm the heart better than anything.

  • Dr. Dapo

    There is a little something in my soul-call it a little baby when I receive a love offering, not money, just kind words. My soul rejoices, I feel it all over me–through my bones. In fact, there would be a song enter into my soul through the other cornors of my body. The joy, power of kind words is amazing. Say something lovely to someone today.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ellen Lopes

    Happy Birthday, given from the heart not because you told us it was your birthday, but because now I know, I have to say it :)
    Todays message was great, and good reminders of kind words and the way they make a persons day.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Linda

    Sometimes a few kind words said at the right time can change your day for you.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jacqueline

    Thank You……

    God had put your post in front of me to see. For a reason, I don’t know why yet, but my gut is warm and fuzzy.

  • donna ryan

    what a beautiful post. many times people wait until someone is no longer here to say what the person meant to them. I recently sat at a funeral and listened to a eulogy which was beautiful, many people spoke…but I wondered to myself did you ever express those words while the person was here? I hope the person knew how much you loved them!!….this post is a reminder to me…let people know today what they mean to you…

    im happy to have read this today

    I care for my 92 year old mom and when I get a chance as a hobby I have a blogradio…sort of like a verbal journal show….Im adding the link as my last one was almost a month ago on friends…..
    thought you may find it inspiring….

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Chiu Ling

    Thank you so much for your post. I am totally agree with you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. GOD BLESS YOU

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