by Freida Harrison
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
~~ Mother Teresa
When asked what I want for my birthday, I’ve often answered, “Kind words and hugs.” To me, they go hand in hand. I think of kind, verbal expressions as “word hugs”—those sweetly spoken words that hug the heart and make us feel loved, appreciated, accepted, worthy, and needed.