There are different styles of learning but life’s lessons are most often taught through the inclusion of words. “A picture is worth a 1,000 words,” is a statement many of us have heard over the years. And it’s true. Whether we learn by hearing, reading, or seeing, it is easier to learn when the words are sweet and not bitter. What enters the ears touches minds and hearts, too. Those who are taught with words of encouragement learn faster. They develop the idea that they can do new things. And, sadly, those who hear harsh criticism learn to doubt they will ever do anything right. Discouragement sets in. Will you challenge yourself to speak “sweet” words to your family? Please remember tender hearts bruise easily when words deliver wounds.
Proverbs 16:1 NKJV The wise in heart will be called prudent. And sweetness of the lips increases learning.