February 1, 2011

If You See it...Say it!

"If you see it...say it!"

I cannot tell you how many times my husband
has said this to us over the years.
I have no idea where it came from ~
But it is full of truth and love.
That is, as long as what we have to say is something good!
There are also those times when
we ought to say NOTHING at all.

Having cleared that up....

If you notice something nice someone has done,
tell them you appreciate it.
If you are thankful for something,
express it.

Very simple, right?

Let's put it into practice
in our marriages and see what happens!
I'm thinking only good can come of it. :)

"Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."
~ Colossians 4:6 ~


Patty said...

Great verse! May we practice it always.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Yes, very true.. :) :) Plus, the person who hears those nice words will feel encouraged, too :) :) Speaking of which, thanks for always sharing good things from Scripture etc :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sharon said...

Dear Camille,

Thank you for another wonderful and encouraging post! I just love that verse in Colossians and I can remember when I first read it as a new Believer :) I was so excited and encouraged.

I always 'say it' :) and Michael does too. Time is too short and life is to precious to not make someone smile and encourage them. Remind them of truly how special they are.

Congratulations to Austin and Emma!!! Yay, smooth teeth!

Have a blessed evening my friend!

Tami said...

Oooo, you're going to love One Thousand Gifts, my friend! I will not be a spoiler...and you know what it's about anyway. But yes, SAY IT! Out loud! It's a good thing!
Love to you!

Heather said...

Love your words.
Love your photos.
Love how you encourage women to love their husbands. We often think it's in "doing" so much for them, but in reality, the words we speak are usually of more consequence... or the silence we keep :)

HUGE blizzard roaring outside my window right now! Don't you wish you lived here? :)

His bondservant said...


This is so very true. How easy it is to point faults we see in others...but how much more of a blessing to others and ourselves when we tell them how much we love and appreciate them. Thank you for this word of encouragement.

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ Oh yes, may the LORD help us to do so! What a blessing that HE promises to help us in all these things. :)

Dear Heather in Oregon ~ Thank you! Such an encouragement this day...what a blessing! :)

Dear Sharon ~ Now, how did I *know* you and your Michael were the *say it* kind of people?? How precious it is that you are! :)

Dear Tami ~ I'm glad you didn't *spill the beans*...my copy is waiting for a pick-up across the line (where I go to pick up packages)...just got the notice today! I'm so looking forward to it. :)

Dear Heather in Ontario ~ LOL...no, I don't wish I lived there! (Except that we could have *tea*...THAT would be fun!) Thank you for always being such an encouragement....I appreciate you. :)

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words today...you are a blessing to me. :)

Many blessings to each and every one of you!

In His Love,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Great reminder, Camille! Oh I needed this today.

Dianna said...

What a precious post, Camille. When all is said and done, the words that are praiseworthy really are the only words worth repeating.

Unknown said...

Wonderful words of wisdom!

Craig said...

I came over from Ann’s today

You are so right. Only good can come of it. We so often fail to build up the ones we are closest to. Thank you for this.

God Bless and Keep

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ How we need it everyday! I'm with you my friend! :)

Dear Dianna ~ Thank you for your continued encouragement...you are a blessing! :)

Dear Jenn ~ I always am encouraged by your visits...thank you for your friendship. :)

Welcome Craig! ~ Thank you for stopping by and for leaving and encouraging comment...it's lovely to *meet* you. :)

May the LORD bless you each one as you seek to live for HIM each and every day!

In Him,

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post....your blog is beautiful and the music so peaceful.....


Camille said...

Welcome Teresa! ~ It's lovely to *meet* you. Thank you for your sweet encouraging words...they bless my heart. :)

Many blessings,

Simple Home said...

Wonderful words, verse and photos Camille. Very inspiring :-)
Have a blessed weekend ♥

Camille said...

Dear Marcia ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement! It's lovely that you stopped by. May the LORD bless you this weekend too. :)

Many blessings,

Barbara said...

Love the words Camille, this is an excellent point to make, and loved it, also thank you for stopping by my blog to say hello, yep, I remember that saying too, hugs my friend, Barbara

Unknown said...

So true Camille..
We are so quick to say bad things we are thinking..we need to turn that around and say the Good things...
Eph 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building up others and according to their needs
that it may benefit thos who listen..
great post.. thank you my friend
a great truth !!!

Camille said...

Dear Barbara ~ Thank you for stopping by and for always being an encouragement...it is a blessing to me! Hugs back to you. :)

Dear Karen ~ Thank you for adding in that verse to this post...it's a wonderful addition! Oh that the LORD would help me live this out...for HIS glory! It's lovely that you stopped by...thank you for visiting today. :)

Many blessings to you both!