Your words have such power. You can be a hero or a bully with your words.
Maybe you remember someone calling you a name at school…it hurt…and you never forget it. You still tell that story.
Maybe you also remember when a teacher or a parent…told you how smart you are…and what you were good at….planted a seed in your life…and now it’s your career.
Saw this new book is out written by the head of Compassion International, Wes Stafford. You might remember Compassion…they do all the child sponsorships and the Water of Life project.
The book tells stories of doctors, soldiers, international leaders, sports heroes, politicians whose lives were impacted by words or actions that either built them up or tore them down.
Whether you are a parent or not, you can have an impact with your words to a child.
As a reminder, Stafford wears a Mickey Mouse watch as a constant reminder to look for moments to positively impact a child's life through just a smile, wave, word of encouragement or prayer.
Heard from this mom today, who was thankful for the words of a teacher in her son’s life. He had learning disabilities his whole life, one day he came home from school in the 5th grade and told his mom he got to read the part of Thomas Jefferson, and his teacher told him one day he could be the President. Now he’s a senior, graduating with an academic scholarship.
A Teacher's Impact on a Child
Maybe you have a person that forever changed you with just a word. Would love to hear about it…