Say It Now

offering-flower-to-elderly-womanNext time you’re at work, in church or at a neighborhood gathering, look around at all the people who surround you. You’re probably good friends with some of them and are acquainted with everyone else to varying degrees.

Now imagine if one of them unexpectedly left this world. Chances are you’d wish that you had offered them a kind word or a genuine compliment when you had the chance. Instead, those words were left unspoken because you just weren’t comfortable or confident enough to speak them.

Don’t let that happen. Starting right now, be bolder. Tell someone how nice they look, or how impressed you are with their parenting or with the work that they do or with simply who they are as a human being. If you’re still not comfortable doing that face to face, drop a note in the mail or fire off an e-mail.

Wherever there is a human being, there exists the opportunity for an act of kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Still not convinced? Let me ask you this: How  would you feel if you received a note or an e-mail from someone you knew only moderately well that read something like this:

“I just wanted to let you know that I admire your work ethic. You always give your best effort and you inspire me to try to do the same.”


“I don’t know how you do it. You always are always so well-groomed and put together. I have trouble just getting to work with my hair combed! You inspire me to take greater care in how I present myself.”


” I am so impressed with your kids. You two must be great parents to have raised such great kids. I’m so glad there are people like you in the world.”

Let me answer that for you: It would make your day. And your week. And your month. And your year.

And you’d never forget it.

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Stephen R. Covey

Think about that. You have the power to offer that awesome feeling to countless others. And at what cost? Twenty seconds out of your life. Or five minutes and a postage stamp.

Don’t wait another day to reach out to others whenever and wherever you can. Never underestimate the power of a few kind words.

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

Click here to view all my posts on the transcendent power of kindness.

Click here to see all my posts about encouraging people to leave nothing unspoken with those they care about.


Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
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