I guess it’d be the science of psychology that would answer the questions of how and why simple words of encouragement can work to change the course of someone’s life. Statements like “You’re doing a great job,” and “Thank you” go a long way in confirming another’s purpose or meaning.
In my opinion, having scientific proof of the value of encouragement would do nothing more than to confirm what most of us already know: that each of us holds an awesome power — the power to affect others positively by speaking sincere words of encouragement and appreciation.
Day 19 Guide
Find an opportunity to offer encouragement to someone today. You can do it with a simple note, a phone call, or even a handshake and a smile. It doesn’t take much to change the world.
© 2006, Levi Hill