Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
This is true for the person being spoken to AND for the person speaking.
It’s tied to emotions: If we’re speaking kind words, they are coming from kindness, or at least an attempt at kindness. And just the act of being intentional with our words can effect change, first in ourselves, then in others.
Granted, oftentimes we must first bite our tongue, squelch the first thought than enters our mind, then remember this verse.
Ask God to bring these words to your mind every time you need to remember it. And to guide your words and their intent.
Bring blessings to others with your words. Reap blessings for yourself.