kind words echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa
(may none of your gratitude be left unsaid)
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“Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation,
sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you,
and you’ll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”
— Ralph Marston —

thank you

In order to build more satisfying relationships with the people around you, make a conscious effort to express more gratitude, appreciation, delight, affirmation, and encouragement.

Because life continually requires us to attend to problems and breakdowns, it gets very easy to see in life only what is broken and needs fixing. But satisfying relationships (and a happy life) require us to notice and respond to what is delightful, excellent, enjoyable, to work well-done, to food well-cooked, etc.

It is the ongoing expression of gratitude and appreciation that makes a relationship strong enough to accommodate differences and disagreements when they come along. Thinkers and researchers in many different fields have reached a similar conclusion: healthy relationships need a core of mutual appreciation.

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues.” — Cicero

~Dennis Rivers, MA in “Expressing More Gratitude,..

a little love is all it takes

Six reasons why kind, encouraging words are your best asset:

1. The power to speak healing words is available to you at all times, in all places, under all circumstances. Healing words are lighter than a laptop, more portable than a credit card. They can never be lost, stolen, or left at home.
2. Healing words cost you nothing. No matter how financially strapped you are, you can give lavishly with encouraging words.
3. Speaking kind words is a win-win situation. Both the speaker and the one spoken to walk away feeling great.
4. Healing words can calm better than a tranquilizer, with no adverse side effects. However, they are habit forming (thank goodness!).
5. Encouraging words are a non-depletable resource. No matter how many you use, you always have an unlimited supply.
6. Encouraging words yield high returns. You spend a small amount of energy and time, and the effect on the person spoken to can last for years — or even change a life.

~Words Can Heal: Free Newsletter, Volume 16

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Speak Kind Words;
Changing the world, one word at a time.
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Triple ta, Dorian aka coffeesister |_|)
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~ by coffeesister |_|) on 1 December 2008.

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