I am feeling a little better today. That is a plus. I’ve been thinking about different takes on acts of kindness. Today I realized that using my words and choosing words wisely is an act of kindness. When I was a kid I read… a LOT! If I wasn’t in school, doing homework, or helping my mom, I was in the corner in the rocking chair, reading. I credit my mom with my love for reading. However, it might be my dad that helped me to develop a love for words and all of their twists and meanings. When my dad was a kid, he read the entire encyclopedia. He read the dictionary. I love looking up words and seeing how all the different meaning listed help to define the meaning of a passage. I have tried to teach my kids to love to read. A couple of them devour books. They love words too. Today I’d like to putt it out there that it is a great act of kindness to spread a love of reading and a love for words and their varied definitions. Pick up a new word every day and try to use it in conversation. If you have a smart phone, download an app to get a word-of-the-day. Encourage others to read and to write. Words have power, friends! Use them wisely and love them!