Kind words have a powerful impact. I can spread happiness and comfort just by speaking.
I think before I open my mouth. I look for a gentle way to express difficult truths. I ask myself if what I am about to say is necessary and constructive because it is sometimes wiser to hold my tongue.
I give meaningful feedback and compliments. I thank others and let them know how much I appreciate them. I recognize their strengths and acknowledge their efforts. I tell them when they do a great job or demonstrate character traits that I admire.
I avoid gossip. I speak with others directly and refuse to make judgments without sufficient evidence.
I listen closely. I can communicate more effectively when I understand what others think and need. I am less likely to harm others due to misunderstandings.
I provide inspiration. I share my own experiences along with success stories that I find uplifting.
I am enthusiastic and optimistic. I lend support. I offer encouragement and practical assistance. I listen to a friend who is going through a messy break up. I coach a colleague who is working on their sales technique. I promote healing. I use my words to help others to feel accepted and cared for.
Today, I speak with kindness and love. Compassionate and friendly words are a free and precious gift that I can share with others.
1. Why do I sometimes speak harshly to my closest family and friends?
2. Why is it important to speak kindly to myself?
3. What is one kind thing a stranger has said to me?