WORDS (Forwarded by Thomas Philip)
A careless word may kindle strife.
A cruel word may wreck a life.
A brutal word may smite and kill.
A gracious word may smooth the way.
A joyous word may light the day.
A timely word may lessen stress.
A loving word may heal and bless.
Words are like leaves, and where they most abound,
Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.