(Proverbs 12:25 KJV) Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
How many chances did I miss yesterday to give a “good” (2896a) “word” (1697)? A good question. I look back and try to think of people I spoke to outside my family. I remember a mother in the grocery store whose boy was acting like a boy. I didn’t say anything but my smile and nod let her know I figured it would work out. I remember the clerk at checkout. I like to answer the “How are you” question in ways that generate conversation. I can think of a few more, mainly clerks in stores.
I can’t think of any real complements I gave or encouraging words. How much does it take to tell someone “good job” when they do a good job? Evidently more than I had.
So? Today I want to make the world a better place for people living in it with me.