I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with our grandson Theo who just turned three. We sat on the floor and played with trucks, drums, and a few other toys. I had a great time. My favorite part of the time we shared together was listening to Theo chat away while we were playing. Whatever activity we were engaged in, whatever game we were playing, Theo kept telling me things like, “Good job Papaw” and “I knew you could do it” and “See, you’re good at this.” It was a wonderful afternoon. I love that boy.
As I look back on our visit, I am reminded of Proverbs 16:24 which says, “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Kind words, encouraging words, and words of support are indeed sweet to the soul. They are healthy for all of us, no matter what stage of life we may be in. I am so proud of my grandson for so effortlessly and genuinely sharing such kind and encouraging words with me and with others. It lets me know that he is hearing such words from his parents, his grandparents, and all the other special people in his life. And that is indeed sweet to the soul, both his…and mine.