It’s that time of the year when we create games to make those long road trips a little less painful, especially when traveling with children. Here is a fun one that will not only make you feel good but lift those around you as well. Start with the letter A and work your way through the entire alphabet, giving the person next to you a compliment using the next letter in the alphabet. Such as, “You are Amazing! You are Beautiful! You are Creative!” You must always use a word that will make that person feel good. (Sometimes you will need to get a little creative.) The book, Miracles in Water by Dr. Emoto teaches us that words are powerful and have the ability to impact us in a positive way, or a negative way, based on how they are used. If you need another game to keep you occupied, you can go through the alphabet again using words that describe someone or something that you could be. Such as, “You would be an amazing Actor. You would be a beautiful Ballerina”, etc. These games inspire young children to feel good about themselves and to dream of what they can achieve. It sounds like a good game for adults too! Enjoy!
Something to Think About
It’s been scientifically proven that mean words hurt us, and kind words make us feel good. When you are angry, it’s sometimes hard to say something nice, but perhaps the first step for all of us is to not say something mean. What a wonderful world that would be!
Go out of your way to spread kindness through words this week. Reach out to at least five friends and five clients with a call or note using words of gratitude and affirmation. You’ll lift their worth and you’ll feel inspired as well.
Words of Wisdom
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
Kind words not only lift our spirits in the moment they are given, but they can linger with us over the years. Joseph B. Wirthlin
Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain! Frederick William Faber
Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. Lawrence G. Lovasik
Imagine what our real neighbors would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. Sometimes, all it takes is one kind word to nourish another person. Think of the ripple effect that can be created when we nourish someone. One kind empathetic word has a wonderful way of turning into many. Fred Rogers