If you haven’t seen this video it’s worth the watch.
My husband showed this video to me, and I physically choked up and became teary-eyed. Unfortunately, I know how true this really is. It really hits home with me because I feel that I don’t do a good enough job being positive with my words.
Something as simple as remembering a student’s name can bring a smile to their face and make them feel important. That’s why I spent a total of an hour today learning 105 kids names. I’ve also watched that smile when a kid shouts down the hall, “Mrs. Tiffin” and the anticipation of does she remember me? crumble when their name is nowhere in my memory to be found. It’s a crushing blow to me and them. I feel like I’ve undone the relationship I spent the previous year building all over one word, their name.
As a mom, I have experienced how my words in the morning set the tone for the day. I hate to admit that I have sent my girls off to school defeated before they ever got started too many times.
I also know as a mother of tweens, how refreshing it is when words of kindness are used with a sister. When I acknowledge those positive words with my own, I can see the feeling of mom’s proud of me written all over her face.
Words have the power the change our outlook and attitude.
They have the power to give life and to take your breath away!
Like the video states “change your words, change your world!”
Recognizing the positive in others and being positive with our words is easier for some more than others. I struggle with it but recognize that the more closely connected to the Father I am, the more beautiful people become, and my heart is softened. When I am filled to the brim with the love of my Savior, He is what spills out on the people I bump into.
What about you?