With so much negativity in the world today, you can always use positive words to uplift, motivate, and encourage others. Positive thoughts and positive quotes are very uplifting to the spirit. My challenge for you today is to comment below this post with a positive word beginning with the first letter of your name.
Positive Phrases are just as important as positive Words.
1. I Can
Often I recall my children saying, “I can't.” I would tell them that is a phrase that is not allowed. Instead I would suggest them to replace it with “I can.” I would remind them there is nothing to hard for God no matter what a situation may look or feel like. My Pastor often says, “I am who God says I am.” That is so true. People may want to label us and put limits on us, but there are no limits with God. 2Nd Corinthians 5:21 tells me that I am the righteousness of God. I recall a Principal talking to third and 4th graders. Something she said that really stuck in my mind was that employers are looking for what people can do for them. I agree. They do not want to hear what you cannot do, but what you can do.
2. What Praise Does
Did you know that praise will edify (buildup) your children and also help your children to feel good about themselves. According to Gwen Dewar,Ph.D. at Parentingscience.com it is important to be sincere when praising kids, because they may feel that you are feeling sorry for them. Possibly you have not been praising your children, because you never received praise as a child. Well you know what? It is never too late to start doing so. Praise from a parent to a child is so important, because your child really wants your approval. That parent child bond can be so important.
3. Encourage Yourself
It is good when others says positive and encouraging things to you, but it is even better when you can encourage yourself; That self talk that you give to yourself. According to YourLifeYourVoice.com What you think in your minds will eventually become what you believe. This is nothing new because in Proverbs 23:7 it states, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." So changing your way of thinking is quite important and beneficial to you.
4. Choose Life
Thank God that He gives us choices. We can decide some things for ourselves. You choose what you say and how you say it. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. How many times have you injured someone with your negative words? Words are very powerful. Some of your most cunning thieves, liars and murderers have skills in using their words to get what it is they want. There are those that master their words for evil.
5. Reduce Stress
According to withoutstress.com by getting into the habit of using empowering and positive words this type of vocabulary will empower you to feel good. Just think about it when you compliment someone with a positive word it is a win/win situation. You and the other person feel good about it. Positive word usage is very empowering. It is important to make it a habit. I remember long ago when I started intentionally using positive words. It felt strange and almost like Greek to me. I discovered the more and more that I did it, it became natural for me. Now I have no problems using positive words and giving compliments to others. I recall my Pastor taught about edification. He emphasized the importance of building others up. I will never forget that lesson.
I believe that everyone wants to be happy. Many are even searching for happiness in all the wrong places. According to ExploringYourMind.com the brain’s reaction is heightened when it hears positive words. Have you observed people’s expression when you say something positive about them? A type of calmness appears on their face. Try looking in front of a mirror and say positive things about yourself. The body is made to react to kindness. Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” There is a time and place for everything. Just because you think about something negative doesn’t mean that you need to say it. There are those that may have diarrhea of the mouth, but it does not have to be that way. Remember you always have a choice.
I recall my daughter asking me why I decided to name her Joy. I explained she was named after a co-worker that I worked with. This lady was always joyful and bubbly. I thought to myself when I have another child I will name her Joy. Although my daughter was not always joyful as a baby she cried a lot. My other children would ask me, “ Mama did you bring the right baby home?” I assured them I did because I was awake during delivery, but I almost did not. As the nurse proceeded to put the label on me and my baby she addressed me as Mrs. Johnson. I told her. “I am not Mrs. Johnson.” She hurriedly took the labels off and found the correct ones, which I verified right then on the delivery table. I feel sorry for those in delivery that are not awake until after their delivery, but each delivery is different.
Finally again this is just a reminder to leave a positive word in the comment area starting with the first letter of your name. This should prove interesting.
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