After a recent bout with the hiccups, my curiosity instigated a desire to find out what causes that little spasm in the diaphragm that results in the uniquely, individual reflexive ‘hiccup’ sound.
Everyone struggles with hiccups at one time or another, though they do afflict men more often than women. I found out that most of the time hiccups have an underlying cause like: eating too much, eating too quickly, stress, illness or a host of other issues. One common home remedy for stopping this obnoxious sound spewing forth from our mouths is a spoonful of “honey.” Honey is said to shorten the duration of hiccups.
Solomon said the same thing about the words that exit our mouth. He said, “Gracious words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24).
As you journey through life today, you might want to reflexively utter bitter, negative words; however, instead choose to be gracious, sweet, and healing. If you find someone dealing with one of those “Hiccups in Life,” offer him/her some honey in the form of gracious and sweet words. Your encouragement just might be the medicine they need to succeed today.
Have a Blessed Day!