It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chapter 4, Page 22, Book 15

A Kind Word Spoken 
John Greenleaf Whittier

A little word in kindness spoke,
A motion, or a tear,
Has often healed the heart that’s broken
And made a friend sincere.
A word, a look, has crushed to earth
Full many a budding flower,
Which, had a smile but owned its birth,
Would bless life’s darkest hour.
Then deem it not an idle thing
A pleasant word to speak;
The face you wear, the thought you bring,
A heart may heal or break.

April 22nd - Love speaks the right words

I can't always find the right words to express the way I feel and usually I think that's okay, because I'd like to believe my love speaks for itself. But there are definitely times we all need to hear the right words at the right time. The right words at the right time can be helpful, healing, and life transforming.

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Even though spoken words seem to disappear into the air, they can have a way of landing inside someone's heart and remaining there for a very long time.

Remember, what you say matters, whether it's to yourself or others. 

The Right Word 

Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug


betty said...

I like that "Words can be weapons or they can be tools, your choice". I think everyone should print that out and keep it with them before they start talking.


jack69 said...

Betty stole my gem, good point. words:Weapons or tools, our choice.

Love it and so true.


Love the Whittier poem.Especially this part, "A pleasant word to speak;
The face you wear, the thought you bring, a heart may heal or break."