Scripture for the day is Proverbs 12:14, 15:4

14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,
    and the work of their hands brings them reward.

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, each of us has a host of people around us who are eager for, and desirous of, words of blessing and affirmation from us. I am often too distracted to deliberately praise and appreciate people every day. Find me ways to say to others, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23). Amen.