Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words to Each Other

After a very long Sunday filled with a variety of meetings, I came home to this on my bed.

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Recently, my Relief Society President decided she wanted to start a kindness box. We are supposed to write something positive to someone in the Relief Society and then put it in the box anonymously. Then she delivers the notes to the women after church.

I couldn’t stop smiling as I read these seriously sweet notes. It made me so happy to know that I was actually doing something in some of these girls lives that made a difference to them. It made me realize that the things that I do that really matter are the things that can help others.

Some of the notes were just sweet though, and I just felt touched.

As we look around us, we could all do better to lift up others with what we say. Don’t just doll out mindless compliments, get creative and personal, and most of all sincere. I mean, what would you rather hear? “You’re so nice,”  or “You know, you always make me smile when you comment in class. You have really great ideas!”

Our words most of all should be filled with the light of Christ. As we speak, we should seek to uplift all those around us. Elder Holland once said, ” Speak hopefully. Speak encouragingly, including about yourself. Try not to complain and moan incessantly. As someone once said, ‘Even in the golden age of civilization someone undoubtedly grumbled that everything looked too yellow.'”

Here’s a full video of Elder Holland’s talk. It’s entitled The Tongue of Angels.

Happy Sunday, and let us all try to reflect the love of God in all of our thoughts, words, and actions.

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