[Sharing kind words] involves very little self-sacrifice, and for the most part none at all. It can be exercised generally without much effort, with no more effort than the water makes in flowing from the spring. Moreover the occasions for it do not lie scattered over life at great distances from each other. They occur continually. They come daily. They are frequent in the day. All these are commonplaces.
Just ask my students. And my wife. And my daughter.
The quoted excerpt is from Father Frederick Faber’s Spiritual Conferences, excerpted here.