Reading: Proverbs 12:25 NIV
 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Thought: Kindness sometimes seems an undervalued characteristic these days! Do we know someone who is anxious and troubled? A kind word can make a huge difference! And here is a thing – when we are kind to others we are copying God because that is what he is like! Think about this:
Isaiah 63:7 NIV
 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us—yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
Prayer: Lord, help me today to show your kindness and compassion to the people you lead me among.