I told a woman I liked her glasses the other day and you would’ve thought I handed her a check for a million dollars. Are we really so busy that we can’t be bothered to take the time to notice our fellow human beings anymore? Our sisters? It’s truly hurtful how we treat other people by not even acknowledging their existence! I’ve been guilty of looking over people as well; Lord forgive us for not building each other up! We are called to love others as Christ loved us. We can’t love each other if we don’t notice each other! I personally remember compliments I received years ago and rehearse them in my mind every once in awhile. A compliment goes a long way…maybe even a lifetime. One of my prized possessions is a folded piece of paper that was part of a game we played at a ladies’ retreat a couple decades ago. It’s folded like a fan and on each fold is a complimentary statement written by a beautiful Christian woman. This came at a time in my life when I was very troubled with life in general and confused about why the world was such a mean place. Even now when I think about this piece of paper, tears collect in my eyes because I know that they are more than just words. They are inspired encouragement sent from a loving Father, and delivered by His faithful children. Many times we ponder how our negative statements will have a negative effect but our positive words create more positivity (turns out this isn’t a word, but I love it just the same) and generate more love throughout our church and our community! Don’t ever underestimate the power of your words. Maybe we should ask ourselves if they’re our words at all.