The Gift of Life


     Sometimes it feels like we have nothing left to give.

     Our hearts are checked out for the day, and our minds are wandering down the lane.

     When there is nothing left in us, simple words come. Simple, beautiful truths that we can pass along to others. We didn't think there was any gift left within us, and yet, the words come.

     "You have such a kind heart," we tell the friend who stops in.

     And to the mom wrangling four kids at the store: "You're doing an amazing job. Hang in there!"

     If you think about the last encouraging words someone said to you, it's easy to see why words are so vital to our well-being. When we receive words, we store them up and ponder them in our hearts.

     We say these things to others because the words stick. They stay with us and hold onto us.

     So we say "Thank you so much!" to the elderly cashier.

     And bid the mail carrier "good day!"

     A text to a friend reminds them that they are held by Someone greater than their problems.

     These little gifts of words, sprinkled around, don't seem like much, yet the impact they leave could be lasting. 

     Though we have no money and our energy is spent, words of the "you-can-do-it-I-believe-in-you" variety to a friend can go a long way.

     Because although we may not realize it in the moment, the gift of words is the gift of life.

~Madeline

16 comments:

  1. Awesome post! Thank you for this wonderful reminder. :)

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    1. May the words treat you kindly today! :)

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  2. What a lovely reminder that sometimes, it's the little things that make the most difference in this amazing gift of life. Thank you! <3

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    1. It certainly is the little things that give life sometimes. :)

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  3. Ohh I love this, you're so right :) Words are such a powerful form of expression & used in a loving way they provide so much comfort x

    Sara / Sara’s Chapters

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    1. Right, Sara! There is so much good that can come from our words if only we will let it.

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  4. Sometimes even the smallest bits of encouragement and truth can mean so much. It's so easy to forget even what a simple smile can do to help someone who's struggling. We definitely need to become more conscience of it.
    Beautiful post <3

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    1. Thank you, Faith! May the gift of life always be yours!

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  6. This so true. <3

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  7. you don't know how true i have found this to be this very week. thank you

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    1. I hope it was an encouragement to you, Hannah!

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  8. This is so true! When we take time to notice those around us, we so often can know exactly what to say to encourage them. It makes such a difference in both their lives and ours <3

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    1. Exactly! Just paying attention and saying little pieces of encouragement can be like handing someone a huge, expensive bouquet of flowers!

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