The Echo of Words

Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. [Proverbs 16:24 NLT]

Recently, on Facebook, I participated in one of those somewhat silly re-posts where I challenged my friends to “leave a one word comment that best describes me, using the first letter of your first name.” To be honest, I didn’t expect much response. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!  I want to thank everyone, again, for taking the time to say such nice things about me; at the end of a difficult week, reading your kind words really perked me up and inspired me to create this Wordle image to capture them:

The Echo of Words

As Mother Theresa said, “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Like the story about the teacher who boosted the self-esteem of each child in her class when she had everyone write one nice word about each of their classmates, then transcribed them and presented the pages to each child, I can look at this any time I’m feeling a bit defeated and feel better. Thank you, my friends, for such sweet echoes!