Another month has passed already, where is 2014 going?? There are only 3 more blocks this year ... crazy! This month Amy has picked the theme of encouragement ...
She reminds us that our words have a huge impact on those around us. Even if we do not believe in what people feel is best for them, we still need to encourage people to follow their hearts. At times this can be difficult for me (especially as a teacher) ... but allowing others to learn from their mistakes, is sometimes the only way people learn. Other times, people prove me wrong.
She leaves us with the following questions, when talking with someone ask yourself ...
- Will these words encourage this person?
- Will these words show love?
- Will those words set an example?
- Are these words that I'm proud of, and can stand behind?
- Are these words likely to stir, joy, peace, and strength? or the opposite?
We do a similar kid friendly version of this in school as a reminder of power of people's words. I am a constantly encouraging my students to be/become successful in school and, many of you know, I am also a huge cheerleader for my blogging buddies :). I would say, I am more the annoying over encouraging type. (Sorry, still need to find the balance on this one!).
What are some of your encouraging stories??
-Patch & Chels