With our words we can tear down or build up. One little sentence can bring up the ugliness of our hearts, or one sentence can spread kindness and love. Choosing kindness with the words I use has been something I have been intentionally working on over the past year.
As a woman, I know how easy it is to get caught in the web of gossip and hurtful talk. Without intending to, we can quickly slip into a lifestyle focused on negativity which is ultimately rooted in comparison.
Looking at my own life, I know there was a season where I was focused on talking about everyone else with friends than about my own issues. In hindsight, I see how our friendships lacked depth because we were only focused on others (in a negative way), rather than ourselves.