Food for Thought

“Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭

Look what I found today!

I love fresh asparagus! I wasn’t expecting any spears at all, let alone a whole whack of them at the edible stage.

A sweet surprise indeed.

I love me some asparagus. In lemon. With bacon and cayenne. On the barbecue. Grilled with almonds and green onions.

My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Delectable, fresh asparagus. Crisp. Tender. Nothing like the stuff you buy in the grocery store.

It’s the real deal.

It got me thinking.

Just like a mouthful of fresh garden asparagus is healthy to the body and a delight to the senses, so are encouraging words we can offer others.

Think about it.

A few well placed words, at the right time, in the right place, can make all the difference. Keep you from quitting that tough new job. Hold you to your promises. Tip the scales toward Hope.

What a gift kind words can be. Sweet as honey.

Or as healthy as a plate of fresh asparagus.

Good for thought, for sure.

If you’ve thought it, don’t hold back. Let folks know what they mean to you, how valuable they are, what a great job they’re doing, why their contributions are valuable.

It would be like tossing a bunch of veggies around.

Food for thought, yes?

Spread around some sweet words with me?

Father, thank You for this inspired reminder to make sure we use our words carefully. Teach us how to use our words to build, encourage, and support those with whom we spend our time. Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at growing-in-grace.ca, and my poetry is stashed at melodylowes.com. Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and let's grow together!

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