Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Ruth’s grown son made his annual call to ask what she needed for her birthday. Socks, robe, help with her utility bill? “No,” she said feebly. “This year, all I want is a cup of coffee and a few kind words.”According to Proverbs, kind words are life-changing medicine for the lonely or brokenhearted. Kind words can make us feel more connected and significantly reduce the emotional distance that often causes depression.