Here is a great quote about how our words and our language can affect others, as well as ourselves:
“Watch constantly for that which is worthy and noble in your fellowman. It makes a person better to see and speak of good in his neighbor; while there is unbounded delight in observing the effect that a few words of appreciation and encouragement have upon men, women, and children with whom we associate.” Joseph F. Smith, previous President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Just think what type of world we would have if everyone watched for the “worthy and noble” in others! This would have all kinds of benefits:
- You would see good that is happening all around you.
- You would think about good more often.
- It would give you ideas for how you can do good for others.
- You would feel good more often.
- Your problems would not seem as monumental – perhaps even turning from mountains into molehills.
- You would start enjoying life again.
- Others would react better to you and to others.
- People would want to be around you more.
- Life would be worth living.
What can you add to this list?
All of this would be compounded when we add respectful language to, and about, God. For He pours blessings upon all those who remember Him, who pray (talk to) Him, and who use His name with reverence and respect.
God, your Father in Heaven, waits to bless you. All you have to do is ask. Talk with Him as you would with a loving father. And be mindful of the ways you use His name. And He will send so many blessings upon you that you will not have the capacity to hold them all. Try it and see. 🙂