This word has popped up a few times this week and it is speaking to me...
EDIFY...–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy·ing.
to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift:
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers." (Ephesians 4:29)
As I meditate on this verse and word, I realize how much kinder and how much easier it is to implement this with strangers. My apologies to those close to me. It is on my heart, it is my mission to keep this on the forefront of my mind.
I have been blessed and need to remember to praise those blessings.