Kind words can lift a heavy heart. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed how much words can achieve, but I can assure you that words have power. The words you use can influence the direction of your relationship with someone, they can determine whether you get into trouble with someone or not and above all, they can determine how someone views you. Kind words are not sold, yet they seem too expensive for some of us to afford. Words like sorry, thank you, and welcome have for a long time parted with our mouths. Can you even remember the last time you used them? Encouraging each other or even apologizing for a simple mistake can change so many things; all we need to do is use kind words.

Kind words work more than force

Come to think of it; what would happen if you approached people kindly? Kind words make heavy hearts lighter. Force only hardens the person it’s being applied to. Have you ever wondered why hardcore criminals hardly reform by going to jail or being tortured yet end up being good people the moment they step into a church or meet up with a man of God? It’s all about the words used. The kind words used by the man of God touches their heart while the force used on them hurts the body. That’s how strong words can be. If you want to have a good time with people, learn to use kind words.

Kind words speak to the heart

More often than not, kind words speak to someone’s heart but unkind words get in through one ear and get out through the other. Speaking unkind words to someone is like building a castle in the air; it never comes true. And yes, the most beneficial conversation is the one that words speak to the heart and not the ears. For that reason, if you want to get someone to listen to you and get what you are saying, better use kind words and speak to their hearts other than using unkind words to speak to their ears.

Using kind words doesn’t make you inferior

I don’t know where people get the notion that using kind words means that someone is inferior. More often than not, we like attaching kind words to the feeling of being inferior. We see someone who uses kind words as being an inferior to the others. In most instances, I think people even attach kindness to power. They assume that someone of a higher rank should be rude to his/her juniors and get away with it. I have seen bosses who are ever rude when addressing their employees yet feel no guilt at all. If you thought using rude words will make the employees work harder, you are mistaken. Be kind and you will see results.

It’s never too late

In case you have been unkind or have been using unkind words, all isn’t lost. You can still do something about it. All you have to do is start not today or tomorrow; but NOW. Use kind words and you will see what miracles they can do.

All said and done, it’s time you started speaking to people’s hearts and not their ears. That can only be achieved by using kind words. Try it and you will see the results.