I've been listening to TobyMac a lot. His music is upbeat and his lyrics are challenging, plus full of hope and encouragement.
His song "Speak Life" is my favorite to play on the way to work.
"It's crazy to imagine
words from your lips as the arms of compassion.
with every syllable,
hope can live or die."
We have a choice what we do here on earth. They say "hurt people hurt people," but hurt people don't have to hurt people.
"Speak life to the deadest, darkest night.
Speak life when the sun won't shine and you don't know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted,
watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope;
you speak love;
you speak life."
What we say has the potential to refresh, encourage, build up, repair, and more.
Let's choose to speak life. (:
"The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit." - Prov. 15:4