40 Acts of Stewardship #10 - Spur On

@patgalca (13721)
Orangeville, Ontario
February 20, 2016 12:44am CST
[i][/i]A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. (Proverbs 25:11 ESV)[i][/i] Our words have immense capacity for good. When we use them encouragingly, generously, and genuinely, there are few things that have more power. A timely word can change the course of someone's day, or even someone's life. Use words wisely. Three Options: Grab a stack of Post-it notes or sticky labels, and write down some one-line encouragements. Then stick them up around your house, your gym, your work or your town for other people to find. [/i]I used to tape funny pictures onto the bathroom mirror at random with a note reading 'start your day with a giggle'. My kids loved it. The first time I did it my oldest daughter (teenagers at the time) said I made her day.[i] For some people it's really hard to actually say nice things. Writing nice things is simple, perhaps even texting nice things – but saying nice things? That takes a bit of courage. So today, try to give three verbal encouragements. Make them genuine and appropriate. Weather permitting, grab some chalk and head for the streets. Find a patch of pavement and get creative: write a public message of encouragement for everyone to see. It's legal (it washes off in the rain!), and brightens everyone's day. A great act to do with kids, too! You can check the website at or their Facebook page 40 Acts.
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@shshiju (8564)
• Cochin, India
20 Feb 16
That is really nice one. Our words are like a two sided sword. It can hurt or Enjoy others.
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@patgalca (13721)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Feb 16
Yes, we really should listen more so we can take the time to think before we speak. My husband is always putting his foot in his mouth.
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@GreatMartin (4320)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Feb 16
"Find a patch of pavement and get creative:" I wouldn't do that in the USA--you would get arrested for using graffiti!!
@patgalca (13721)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Feb 16
With chalk? With paint, yes, but I wouldn't expect you'd be arrested for using chalk and writing encouraging words.