“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26
I have a wonderful little quote written in the margin of my bible next to this verse in Proverbs. I don’t know where I go it nor the author but I want to make it clear it isn’t mine. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
I may not remember the exact words people have spoken to me, but I do remember the people who were encouraging to me throughout my life. Their words of wisdom, correction and unconditional love have helped mold me to be who I am today. I’m not talking about words of flattery that give you a quick boost of the feel goods. Words of flattery are fleeting. I’m talking about words of wisdom. Words that taught me the truth, help steer me back in the right direction when I wanted to take a dangerous detour and loved me through it all.
I will leave you with this question: What will your words be echoing?