14 Days of Love: Say The Right Things

Saying kind words to the one you love means so much. Even if its just a couple of words. The words that are special to you.

14 days of love during Valentines season is useful for every marriage and relationship. Here are 14 things to enjoy together.

Say The Right Things

Remember this?

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me

That old saying isn’t true. It’s a lie!!  Words can and do hurt far more than anything done physically to someone.  And even though this saying is usually said by children or use to I guess, adults are just as bad about what they say to each other.  Especially to the ones we love the most.

14 Days of Love: Say The Right Things

One of the things I have admired the most about my husband is how he says the right thing at the right time.  Example:  You look nice today and I felt like I just rolled out of bed.  Or he says at dinner, this is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth and its a grilled cheese.  He is such a southern gentleman.

Here’s another idea.  Send your loved one an encouraging text or email when they aren’t expecting it.  I love those.  My hubby is not into cell phones.  He just makes calls and that’s it and that’s not very often.  So, I have learned that if I text him, I have to make the message where his text response back is only “K”, “No” or “Yes”.  So, I really can have fun with this (and I have) but most of the time my text’s are just “I love you”.   It works for us.

14 Days of Love: Say The Right Things

And don’t forget to say kind things to yourself.  Do you do that?  Or do you put yourself down about something you don’t think you can do.  Always feeling negative.  How does that really make you feel?  We will have much better success in our lives if we only have positive thoughts about ourselves too.

Listen to your heart.

Listen to what may come out of your mouth about yourself or others before you actually say it.

Be encouraging

Be thoughtful

Be kind

I know prayer and my faith have helped me work on my heart and how I feel about others over the years.

When you see your spouse, a loved one or even a stranger feeling down or just having a bad day, take the time to say something nice.  I know it will make their day and they will in turn maybe say something nice to someone else.   Even just a smile goes a long way.

Kind words always taste sweeter!

Do small things with great love!

Enjoy the love,

Tammy

Be sure to check out all 14 Days of Love

34 Comments

  1. I was listening to a podcast the other day and heard that if you smile your body can not be sad! Love starts with loving yourself and then those you meet each day. Thanks for the reminder. Visiting from Sits

    1. So true!! You can really see that in children and they are always laughing and smiling and their bodies are just so full of love. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I love these quotes! Being nice and helping someone else out is not only for them, but for you too! I always feel great when I’ve been given the opportunity to brighten someone’s day.

    I’m visiting you from the SITS Comment Love event. Have a great week!

  3. What a beautiful post – and a great reminder to think before I speak! I especially love “DO SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE.” Have a beautiful day! #SITSBlogging #CommentLove

  4. Tammy I have enjoyed this series and today’s post is another great one! Checking this out from craft-o-maniac link party 🙂
    Cathy

  5. “Be sure to taste your words before you spit them.” Yes. Just yes. I have to occasionally remind myself of this sometimes when me and the hubby are fighting. It’s so easy to get caught up in the moment and say things that you’ll later regret. Too easy. I’ll have to print these quotes to reflect upon. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I know what you mean Theresa. I have said some things to my hubby I will always regret and can never take back. I just have to step back and thing twice. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Tammy – I am stopping by from SITS. These are lovely reflections of love and kindness. It is very true that one kind word can change a person’s entire day. I often reflect how we seem to be getting away from civilized communication with people. Great message.

  7. I need to work on the just because I love you quick messages. I get so caught up in things that I forget about that. My husband really loves it when I surprise him like that. Great post!

  8. What a wonderful post. It’s amazing how far just a few words can go! I love unexpected texts too. My husband travels a great deal and we have to rely on texting to communicate a lot. An “I love you” text or a “thinking of you” text is so special to receive. Visiting from SITS comments. I will be back again soon. 🙂

  9. I love this post. In our busy society where it seems impossible to have an impromptu phone conversation, text messages are a great way to let others know you are thinking about them. I could not agree with you more – a smile does go a long way.

  10. This is so true! Especially the part about speaking kindly to ourselves… I read somewhere the other day, can’t remember where to give them credit, that if anyone we knew spoke as hard to us as we do to ourselves sometimes, we would have kicked them out of our life a long time ago!

  11. I say this to my son all the time. Words cut far deeper than you realize. You should be aware of what you are saying and only speak the truth, but not to intentionally cause someone harm.
    Lovely words and a great post! Visiting from SITS.

  12. I am often so good at lending encouraging words to others, but when it comes to myself I fall short all the time. I don’t know why it’s so hard to stop being so critical of myself and extend the same courtesy that I do to loved ones and complete strangers. Seems like a constant battle, but definitely one worth fighting!

    1. HI Trish, I fall short with myself a lot too. I think I need to work on encouraging myself sometimes more than for others. And in the long run if I’m feeling better about myself, then I can really feel great about others.

  13. Yes! I love everything you said, and i love the meme “be sure to taste your words before you spit them out”. I have a lot of family and friends who feel that brutal honesty is the best policy. I feel honesty is great, but there is a way that you can say the same thing (without “sugar coating”) that is in a positive and helpful way. Goes straight back to the golden rule, in my opinion.How one treats others says a lot about the person… even without using words. #SITSlove

  14. Hi Tammy,

    I love the quote, Taste your words before you spit them out and speaking kind words to one another! I think we should all think about what we say before we say it because once it leaves your lips you can’t take it back. Great post, visiting from SITS comments!

  15. You are absolutely right, My father always said,” if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. I tell my kids that too. Funny about your husband, mine is even worse, no technology intelligence on his part at all, whenever he gets a message he shows it to me and says” what’s this?””what do i do? ” Rosemary #sitsblogging

  16. I’m certain many marriages would still be thriving if they learned to speak kinder words to each other. We can certainly all benefit from giving and receiving such sweet words of advice.

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