Be kind and compassionate to one another.
Kindness begins with right thinking.
The sleazy mindset of vicious thinking is sordidly displayed on tabloid covers at the grocery checkout. Refuse to sink into scandal-sheet thinking. “In your hearts do not think evil of each other” (Zech. 7:10).
Right thinking produces right speaking.
Solomon praised the words of a worthy woman: “her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says” (Prov. 31:26 TLB).
“A harsh word stirs up anger” and “a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit” (Prov. 15:1, 4). A kind word does the opposite.
“Wherever there is a human being,” wrote Seneca, “there is an opportunity for kindness.”
People may forget what you say, but they
will never forget how you made them feel.