This week’s assignment is to love someone using the verb “speak”.
say something in order to convey information, an opinion, or a feeling
As always, feel free to interpret that any way you’d like. You can speak to your neighbor over the fence, your fellow riders on the bus, or perhaps your waiter at lunch. You can utter words of life or encouragement, or you can speak with your eyes. You can speak boldly to a crowd, softly to a child, or speak for someone who needs a champion. The options are many, but be cautious. The tongue can be dangerous. It can breathe life, or crush the spirit. It isn’t the word for the week, but there is value in the word “listen” as well. Don’t focus on speaking so much that you forget to listen too.
Check out an older series by Annie F Downs on 31 Ways To Speak Love. She’s got some great inspiration there if you’re not seeing an opportunity this week.
This assignment will last 1 week, May 23 – May 29.
Intentionally, give it a shot at least once this week, and tell us how it went. Share with us here or on the LUVpeople.org Facebook Page. Tell us what you were feeling when you spotted an opportunity. Was it fear? Were you excited or hopeful? Did your feelings drive you, or cause you to pause? What did you do? Did the person or people you were speaking to or for respond how you expected? We’ll be here to encourage and support you in LUV.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. –Plato