"What you say always produces some kind of harvest. What is the lasting legacy of your words?" Paul David Tripp
Proverbs 12:18 "The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
What we say and how we say it is so important. Our words can have an amazing impact on the people--to bless and encourage them or to destroy and discourage them. Our tongue and how we use that very small instrument that God has given to us can give such a reflection of what is in our hearts. We can leave a legacy with our words remembered by others in one of two ways.
If we can't say something truly uplifting, then maybe it is better to say nothing at all. Sometimes being silent. listening, and just "being there" for someone is a greater encouragement than any amount of words could ever be.
Lord help us to both leave a legacy and have a harvest of great honor to you and to one another by how we speak to and think of those around us. May we be a people that know how to have wisdom to speak truth in love and to use our words to edify and build up those who listen.