Some time ago I read (and tried) the following piece of advice: 'On the stroke of every
hour, say a nice word to someone. Show them that what they do is valued.'
When a person feels encouraged, wanted and needed, his or her flame burns within. He or she gains in happiness,
confidence and self-respect, and can face situations and challenges with self-confidence and success, instead of failure and
despair. That genuine and nice remark will be remembered, often long after the material gifts have fallen to the floor or
been covered with dust in the attic. Unlike other gifts, a nice word costs nothing and takes nothing away from the person
who gives it.
Like the candle of the Menorah, it can give light to many other lamps without losing any luster of its own.