Sweet Words

[Adapted from a chapter in Truth & Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls]

“Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 – NLT)

I love honey. Canadian honey. Greek honey. Liquid-y. Thick. On my toast. In my chamomile tea. As a dip for chicken nuggets. It doesn’t matter. My favourite, though, is to put a bit of butter and honey on my warm toast and mix them as I spread them on the bread.

Besides being delicious, however, honey has other great qualities. Time for a science (and vocabulary) lesson.

  1. Honey is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the air and stays soft instead of drying up. If you put honey on a sore, it would help prevent a scar because the honey would keep your skin moist.
  2. Honey is antibacterial, which means it keeps bacteria away. Again, if you put honey on a sore, it would protect the sore from becoming infected.
  3. Honey contains antioxidants, which means honey protects against certain chemical that could be harmful to your skin or body.

Just like honey makes us feel good physically, a thoughtful and kind message can make someone’s heart feel cheery and help him or her not to give up in a difficult situation.

It doesn’t cost anything to share some sweet words with someone else, so why not make a habit of it?




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