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Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24

In recent years, leaders in the modern corporate or business world have made an interesting discovery: many, if not most, workers tend to perform better when the boss or supervisor gives them verbal pats on the back for their good work. This may be old news to you, but it was apparently a revelation to many hard-boiled business leaders.

This should challenge you as a Christian to consider something: Would the same principle work on your wife and children, your friends, and your coworkers, or the people you lead in the workplace? Well, if you take today’s verse to its logical conclusion…yes, it would!

People are just naturally wired-or should we say created—to need affirming, kind words. And while there is certainly a place for correction and discipline, never forget that everyone needs to hear some kind words coming from those they love and those who God has placed in authority over them.

Do you want to see the best in your wife and children, in your friends, and in those you work with? Try speaking kind words to them. Verbalize your observations of something they’re doing well. Let them know you appreciate them for the things they do and for who they are. Let them know they’re valued. The results just might pleasantly surprise you.
 
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Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24

In recent years, leaders in the modern corporate or business world have made an interesting discovery: many, if not most, workers tend to perform better when the boss or supervisor gives them verbal pats on the back for their good work. This may be old news to you, but it was apparently a revelation to many hard-boiled business leaders.

This should challenge you as a Christian to consider something: Would the same principle work on your wife and children, your friends, and your coworkers, or the people you lead in the workplace? Well, if you take today’s verse to its logical conclusion…yes, it would!

People are just naturally wired-or should we say created—to need affirming, kind words. And while there is certainly a place for correction and discipline, never forget that everyone needs to hear some kind words coming from those they love and those who God has placed in authority over them.

Do you want to see the best in your wife and children, in your friends, and in those you work with? Try speaking kind words to them. Verbalize your observations of something they’re doing well. Let them know you appreciate them for the things they do and for who they are. Let them know they’re valued. The results just might pleasantly surprise you.
It's a bit like Jesus instruction of treating others as you would like to be treated. Some managers are people oriented while others are goal oriented. A CEO is responsible to the investors, not the employees. Courtesy also extends to those who clean up your table after you have eaten, or the person mopping the washroom floor. Never hurts to say thank you.
 
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Do you want to see the best in [COLOR=#ff0000]your wife[/COLOR] and children, in your friends, and in those you work with? Try speaking kind words to them. Verbalize your observations of something they’re doing well. Let them know you appreciate them for the things they do and for who they are. Let them know they’re valued. The results just might pleasantly surprise you.
Do you think I should be kind to my husband too @Christ4Ever or are husbands excluded

A good thought provoking word brother Nick....something I certainly need to keep in my heart at home and work.

Do you write these devotionals Nick?
 
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