• Good News

Kenneth Sanchez

Japanese Proverb

"One kind word can warm three winter months" - Japanese Proverb

What does that mean?
The one kind word is the nice thing you say to a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, or even a complete stranger. It might be more than one word, or it might just be a gesture or even a smile.

Three months of winter, in the parts of the world outside the tropics, is quite a thing to experience. The cold can be anywhere from annoying to life-threatening.

It is this that the kind word can warm. In reality, it does nothing to the actual temperature of those winter months, but it’s a metaphor, so it doesn’t have to. It just needs to warm you heart a little.

Where can I apply this in my life?
Take a moment and consider what impact the kindness of others has meant to you, be it from a word, words, looks, actions or gestures. Starting with family and friends, when you were a child. Consider also the unkind words, looks, actions and gestures you may have encountered. How much impact did they have?

We all have seasons, and we all spend time in winter, regardless of what the weather outside may be. Be kind to others, and warm them in their winter. Do it to help them, and to help you. If you take some time for reflection, I believe you will find that you both deserve it. ^^,

source: https://philosiblog.com/2016/05/23/one-kind-word-can-warm-three-winter-months/