Sometimes words reach out from the page a grab us. Sometimes what we read pulls in with a warm embrace. Sometimes the message finds a soft spot in our hearts. Sometimes words give us the courage to face another day. Our words are important no matter what form they may take.
What words comfort you? What words challenge you? What words do you use?
“Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. “, wrote Blaise Pascal.
Choose your words wisely!
“It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being gratefulfor every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Wallace D. Wattles
“Most people don’t realize that successful and unsuccessful people do not differ substantially in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. And nothing is more effective when it comes to reaching potential than commitment to personal growth.” – John Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success
What is your commitment to personal growth?
Are you able to spend some time each day improving?
Are you taking the time to reflect on what transpired during the day?
Do you say thank-you to someone?
Are you appreciated?
What is the most imporant question you ask yourself?
Thank-you! What do you want to be thanked for? This is a bit different than be thanked by someone else for something you did that pleased them. This is about you, what do you need to be thanked for?
For many people this is something that is difficult to think about or talk about. Some people would say, “I don’t need to be thanked”. Deep inside us is the need to be appreciated, it might be a spiritual law, the need for appreciation. What do you want to be thanked for?
There is a simple exercise that you can do that will open doors. Ask someone you know what they would like to be thanked for and then thank them for that. Thank them with genuine appreciation – thank them for what they did with your heart and see what happens.
Next time, ask someone you care about what they want to be thanked for. Tell them it could be something small, something that no one would have noticed but them, but in their heart they are yearning to be thanked. Try it, and see if it doesn’t reveal something special within them that you may not have seen before.
Practice thankfulness with others.