Words bombard us from every which way.
Billboards. Muzak. Spam. Junk mail. Gossip.
Often unwanted, unwarranted, unnecessary.
But words are also a gift.
When we use words to affirm or encourage or build up,
we affirm not only the recipient but all those they henceforth encounter.
We also strengthen our own selves as people who embody LOVE.
May we bless those we encounter today with words that encourage and affirm.