Later in the evening...my husband was watching the baseball game on the television, and I was reading. It is a fairly common happening in our home.
The book I was reading is one I shared before on this blog. I am finishing it now and find it chocked full of important words. The book is titled "Simple Little Words" by Michelle Cox and John Perrodin
Speaking of words that I read...
"Why are we so stingy with our words when they have the power to touch a heart, to change a life, or to brighten someone's day?" ~ Michelle Cox
I also want to share this short piece from the book's pages...
"He was chattering away, and for once, Vicky really listened to him. She looked at his freckled face, the straight hair falling across his forehead, his eyes sparkling as he laughed. And it hit her. He really was a wonderful little brother. The way he expressed himself, his sense of humor, and the outgoing personality all held the promise of the remarkable young man he was becoming.
She stopped him. "Michael, I need to tell you something. You're the best brother in the world, and I'm really blessed to have you as MY little brother. I just wanted you to know that."
She hugged him and then the two continued on their way, the words forgotten as they browsed through the displays at the store.
Two days later, Michael died in an accident.
And Vicky remembered those words she had said to her brother, grateful she had taken the opportunity to tell him that he was special to her-while there was still time."
Positive, heartfelt words can...
...offer new direction
Negative words can do the exact opposite.
I was thankful for the powerful reminder that I received again last evening.