Kind Words

1 Feb

I fell in-love with these words . . . 


“Kind words are the music of the world.

They have a power which seems to be

beyond natural causes, as if they were

some angel’s song which had lost its way

and come to earth.”

~ Frederick William Faber


Tears by Laphet on deviantART


Has anyone ever spoken kind words to you that had such an impact that they changed your life, self image, or the way you think about a certain subject? 


30 Responses to “Kind Words”

  1. wccunningham February 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    My little sister once told me I was her hero at a time I felt less than deserving. It meant the world to me.

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  2. 1stpeaksteve February 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I like this! Strange how easy it is to say harsh things to people and how difficult it is to give someone a compliment.

    As for me, when I was a kid; I was happy to get compliments. Compliments about my surfing or about my talents. Now I am happy when people express appreciation for my actions.

    Have a great weekend!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      Hi! Yes, why is it so much easier for people to criticize rather than compliment? I’m sure it takes the same amount of effort. Being appreciative of one another is showing love. Have a great week! 😀


      • 1stpeaksteve February 3, 2015 at 12:47 am #

        Not the best start to my week thanks to I-4 and one poorly placed box in the highway but hurdles are there to be jumped over.

        As for your comment, people tend to see the negative in our world today. 50 years ago, you would never have the opportunity to connect with very many people outside your bubble. So I am thankful for connecting with people such as yourself. 2015 is brighter already and that I can appreciate!


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

        I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you’re okay. Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m happy to have met you also. You’re right, 2015 is brighter already. 😀 xx


      • 1stpeaksteve February 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

        Just monetary which is far better than having physical issues. So I can be thankful for that.

        Gives me more time for house work I guess and reading.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 5, 2015 at 12:11 am #

        Well, you have a positive attitude which will help you get through anything. I wish you all the best. 🙂


  3. olganm February 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Beautiful. I’m not trying to quote Tennessee Williams but at times it’s the kindness of strangers, the small gestures complete strangers show us for no reason that can brighten our day…


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

      Hello Olga! You’re absolutely right. Sometimes strangers are kinder than some people in your family. I have been touched many times by the kindness of strangers. 😀 ❤


  4. davidprosser February 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    The many kindnesses on the net from you and others have given me a little self confidence back which has made a huge difference to my life. The fact tht people choose to be kind and take the time for soft words gives me hope for the future of the world even now.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

      Hello David! Aw, you’re such a sweet teddy bear. You deserve all the accolades––and more! And you really crack me up. 😉 ❤ Hugs&Kisses ❤


  5. Sunni Morris February 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Kind words can go a long way and we don’t use them often enough these days. There are still nice people out there despite all the bad things going on today. I run across it quite a bit in the blogging world. It means a lot to get a nice comment on a post.

    In my personal life, my friends are always telling me to make this or that and sell them because I’m good at it. Oh my, if things were really that simple. I’ve always dabbled in the arts, not always writing related. Most people have no idea how long things take to develop. It’s cost prohibitive to think about starting a business to sell your hobbies. No one ever gets it.

    These are the same people who wonder why it takes me months or years to write novel.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi Sunni, I get it. Some of my friends are family are just as clueless. Ha, ha! It’s great for people to let you know you have talent, though. And you’re right, there is a lack of empathy in the world today. 😀


  6. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin February 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    My daughter got asked on her first major job interview who was her hero and inspiration and she told them I was … To have made an impact in her life is the greatest achievement.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

      That’s so sweet, Yolanda. I can see how you would make an excellent role model for her. You’re a terrific lady. 😀 xx


  7. my5littlemonkeys February 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Kindness is so important. I tell my kids “If you do nothing else, please just be kind!”


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      You’re a great mom! If only every parent would do the same. This world would be a much better place. Kindness and empathy are very important. 🙂


  8. doreen@househoneys February 4, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Well vashti, I have to say you’re one of the kindest people I have the pleasure of knowing here in this world we call the Internet. I have no doubt it will be returned to you ten fold.

    (I believe we were in your stomping grounds last week…Miami?)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 5, 2015 at 12:15 am #

      Hi Doreen! Aw. Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to have met you too. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Miami. So it was you who brought the nice weather last week. 😉 I’ll be catching up on your blog soon and I’m sure I’ll read all about it. 😀 xx


  9. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 5, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

    So I have a… person… in my life who throws BLOWS at me constantly, so I throw them right back. But at this point, I feel as if these blows are actually loving… It’s very weird, but if he were to actually say nice things to me, I would know something was up. LOL!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi GiGi! I know exactly what you mean. I have someone like that in my life too. 😉 What can I say? Some people are just wired backward. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  10. raphaela99 February 9, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    I love it too! Oh darling, so many people have spoken kind words, and they have propelled me forward. I want to do that for other people too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      Hi Raphaela! It is so sweet that you want to pay it forward. If only everyone felt that way. 🙂


  11. JESS44903 February 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    This is so great! You’re such a creative lady!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank you Jess! I can’t take credit for the lovely poem though. 😀 xx


  12. Katherines Corner February 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    A beautiful post rich with gratitude.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! xo


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