In a previous blog post, I mentioned one of my favorite Bible verses - "a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." (Proverbs 25:11)
With so many individuals "struggling" within the hospitality arena with overwork, harsh demands, unreasonable expectations; along with the seemingly "never ending" staffing shortages, it does help when we can connect and share with others who understand what we may be going through.
We are all given a voice, and we can all make a difference each and every day with those within our sphere.
Support, hope, and encouragement does come from conversations that provide comfort and compassion.
"The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out." - Proverbs 20:5
We all understand the power of words. Choose wisely when it comes to communicating with others. One never knows what another may be going through, unless one is present, sensitive, and aware enough to just listen and choose words wisely. Comfort, compassion, and kindness do indeed go a long way!
"Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body." - Proverbs 16:24
"The right word at the right time is like a custom made piece of jewelry." - Proverbs 25:11
"Listening to good advice is worth much more than jewelry made of gold." - Proverbs 25:12
"The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." - Proverbs 12:18
"The words of good people are a source of life." - Proverbs 10:11