I read yesterday in a book about blessing others that someone has said that it takes 37 positives to reverse 1 negative in the heart of a child. That is staggering. I don’t know if it’s correct but what if it only took half as many … 18 positives to reverse 1 negative in the heart of a child … wouldn’t that still be astounding?!?
I’ve been thinking about the half full glass (vs the half empty one) and the power of encouragement. So often I look to others to provide the encouragement I need. Instead I want to be the encouragement others need … a lofty goal … a worthwhile one.
‘Tis a strange mystery, the power of words!
Life is in them, and death. A word can send
The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek.
Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn
The current cold and deadly to the heart.
Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy
Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable:–
A word is but a breath of passing air.
~ Leticia Landon
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.