“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
~Mother Teresa

When we teach communication skills, we like to point out that at the heart of every communication – every single communication – is the chance to either build a relationship or hurt a relationship. Maybe even decimate a relationship.

Every time we speak with someone, or email them, or IM or text or tweet or Snapchat or whatever, we have the opportunity to strengthen our connection or to create more reasons for us not to trust each other, not to work well together, not to get along.

It’s that simple.

And even more simple? The fact that kind words – as short and easy to speak as they may be – go a long way. When we’re kind to others – when we are courteous and warmhearted, when we treat someone nicely, when we go out of our way to be thoughtful and considerate – we can start a chain reaction that can be endless. That can echo on and on.

We can strengthen and build that relationship.

Where can you be more kind? Where will you be more kind?
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