"A single kind word will keep one warm for years."
Can a word really have that much power? Can it really stay with you, always there to bring to the forefront when needed? I'd have to say yes. I have always believed in the power of a word. Two words in particular I have found misused and abused. Love. Hate. They are very powerful words, though often not given the due they deserve. But all of that is besides the point.
While a single word can hold immense power, a single kind word will not warm me. In fact, it tends to do the exact opposite. I'm not sure how it works, but I have an amazing knack for allowing something to fester, allowing it to play over and over until I twist it into something it is not. I suppose one might say it is a real talent. For me a single word will plague me for years, caging my heart instead of releasing it.