Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have found a powerful but simple group of phrases that never fail me in understanding and encouraging people. The effect these words have on loved ones and friends is profound.

It takes a genuine attitude to reach out with encouraging words. Try them and see for yourself the difference you can make!

“THANK YOU” Words of gratitude mean recognition of the good another has done to you or for you—simple or deserving of a lifetime of devotion
“I LOVE YOU” We need to hear words of love expressed out loud. The story of the insensitive husband who said, “Of course I love you and if I change my mind, you’ll be the first to know!” Telling a child ten times I love you might not be powerful enough to overcome yelling at them once.
“WHAT DO YOU NEED?” Being conscious that those around you have needs that you can help them with is powerful.
“I’M SORRY” Indispensable to any person who wishes to heal the hurt that they may have caused—very hard for us to say. We need to admit we have done something wrong which can be very humbling.

Our thoughts take us to our words, so work hard to learn this new language of positive thoughts and words. It takes 21 days for new habits to form and words repeated often enough become truth in our hearts. So start believing encouraging, affirming words; carry positive phrases with you on a card, tape them to the mirror and review them in the car and as you wait in line. You will be amazed at the difference this makes in your attitude and how that translates to others.

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