"Love much for the earth has enough bitter in it"
**Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poet**
According to Albert Schweitzer, "constant kindness can accomplish much; as the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate". The human spirit is incredibly tough and resilient. Just look at the triumph of someone like Viktor Frankl who survived the horror of living in a Nazi concentration camp.
But the human spirit is also excruciatingly fragile, and can be crushed by something as simple as words. Careless, nasty, unkind words can deeply wound the human spirit. We should choose to rather speak words that nourish, heal and bring life to fellow travellers in this world.
What kind of words flow out of YOUR mouth each day - words that harm or words that heal?
**Taken from my (unpublished) book "Whispered Comfort**