Sweet Words

October 26, 2010

in the generous life

The other day I heard someone being very abrupt to their spouse.  The person wasn’t being particularly rude, just abrupt and it felt rather cold. (This was in an airport, so I’m guessing they were feeling tense and in a hurry.)  It made me think about how important it is to couch your words kindly and peaceably.  A simple “please” or “thank you” can mean so much.  Tone of voice is very important as well.  You can communicate a truckload of attitude with voice nuance. Let’s use our voices to communicate affection and consideration.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24 NIV

Be generous!  Lori <><

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April A October 26, 2010 at 6:28 am

This is SO very true. Thanks so much for reminding us all about this. It’s not always easy to be courteous and polite, but it sure makes for a happier marriage.

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Jacquline October 27, 2010 at 5:06 am

Hello :D Is it OK that I go a bit off topic? I’m trying to read your blog on my iPad but it doesn’t display properly, do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance! Jacquline x :)

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David October 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm

This one pressed a button for me. My wife is very short/rude with me but can turn nice in an instant for a phone call or stranger. Its difficult to describe how it makes me feel. I just wonder what I am doing with her and where I went wrong

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