How much a good word can change a person’s day.
There is way too much pain in this world, even in our everyday experiences, already. When we speak, we have a chance to give a good word, or a bad word, to help or to hurt, and to heal or to damage.
We influence (even a small change is a change) the life-course of our neighbors each time we open our mouths. There is no fence to sit on. Your words are important.
Listen first. Speak honestly and with kindness. Speak humbly and boldly.