Monday, March 17

a kind word

Our household has been busy and noisy (at the moment a little one is playing a harmonica - fortunately the howling dog is outside!) which makes it hard for me to concentrate right now. So much I could write as my mind is whirling, but so hard to focus to put it down into words. So, I leave you with my thought of the day......

It isn't enough to say in our hearts
That we like a man for his ways,
It isn't enough that we fill our minds
With paeans of silent praise;
Nor is it enough that we honor a man
As our confidence upward mounts,
It's going right up to the man himself,
And telling him so that counts!
If a man does a work you really admire,
Don't leave a kind word unsaid,
In fear that to do so might make him vain
And cause him to "lose his head."
But reach out your hand and tell him,
"Well done," and see how his gratitude swells;
It isn't the flowers we strew on the grave
It's the word to the living that tells.
~Author Unknown

So often we don't take a moment to thank those who encourage us in so many different ways and instead let those precious moments pass away. Take the time today to speak a word of appreciation and kindness to someone within your household, a dear friend, or perhaps someone faraway!

Tammy ~@~

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