Uplifting Words

Woman writing in notebook

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.—PROVERBS 12:25 NIV

“I can’t get over all the cards and notes I’ve received,” a woman commented. “They’ve given me more hope and strength than I ever imagined. I know that from now on, I’ll send kind words like these to others.”

During her long battle with cancer, the woman often received encouragement and felt the love of others through the mail. She really sensed the value of this small act of kindness when she traveled far from home for five months of experimental cancer treatment. Friends flooded her mailbox with a constant outpouring of cards and notes.

Caregivers themselves can use that kind of encouragement—maybe today you know of a fellow caregiver who could use a card or note. The simple act of saying, “I care and am thinking of you” uplifts and refreshes another person’s spirit.

Words heal.

Words connect souls.

Words linger long in another’s heart.

Words relieve the anxious spirit and brighten the day.

Mother Teresa wrote: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Whether we receive or send them, the kind words we remember and pass on provide much-needed encouragement.

Today's Prayer:

Loving Father, I thank You for words that connect us with one another and bring encouragement. Uplifting messages reflect Your heart, Father. I know the kind words of friends come from You.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts