The unspoken word never does harm.
~ Kossuth ~
While this is undoubtedly a general truth, I should think that
there are times when an unspoken kindness,
an unspoken expression of caring, concern, compassion and
empathy could do a great deal of harm.
How often I wonder, has the despondent man or woman who
simply needs to know he is not alone or that someone cares,
prematurely ended his life.
How often I wonder, has a man or woman in a moment of
pain, confusion and turmoil turned to alcohol and drugs for relief,
only to find themselves lost in even greater desperation.
Yes, it is true that an unspoken word will usually cause no harm.
Following the rule that silence is golden is often the wisest choice,
however, there are times when not expressing our love for one
another results in tremendous loss of our greatest asset;