There is tremendous strength and power in our words; we discuss this on the site frequently. Through our words, we are able to uplift, encourage and empower our family members to succeed in life and to take their goals and ambitions to the next level. Our words can instill in them a sense of confidence.
For example, when people ask my husband: “How or why did you start making movies?”, he always says ” I owe it all to my wife Ronnie. When we decided to extend our marriage message through movies, I was going to hire someone to film for me. But Ronnie told me she believed that I could do it. And so I did.”
And three years later, we have made 5 films, several music videos and countless web videos. I feel so honored that he credits me for this. And I do believe in him. I truly believe that he can do anything he sets his mind to do”....and very well too!!
This same concept applies to our kids. Our words can give them confidence to excel in school, to meet new friends, and to try new things.
Meet my 3 youngest stars, each of them shining bright in their own unique way.
Thing 1 is very intelligent and she is such a sweet kind girl.
Thing 2 is full of personality and is smart as a whip too. Barely out of kindergarten and she is reading chapter books. “How did you get so smart?’ is what I find myself asking after she reads me a book.
Thing 3 is my youngest star. She looks like such a little sweetie-pie. But watch out, she is very determined and knows exactly what she wants.
And last but not least meet my oldest star. He’s funny, super intelligent, and has a kind heart. He is also almost 20 years old now and a college student.
In the picture below, I am quite sure that he knew that he was a star to mommy. But now, I am not so sure that he knows. It feels like he and I battled throughout high school (but he made it out with honors and a full 4 year scholarship.)
As I reflect back on the last couple of years, I wish I would have told him more that he was one of the funniest, most intelligent, and kind people that I know”...period. I needed to tell him that more “...without adding some other type phrase at the end of that sentence like: “And that is why I know you can do better in math”...”
They need to know that they’re stars to Mommy no matter what is going on. I need to tell them daily.
BMWK family – Have you noticed how much power your words have with your family? Do you acknowledge your kids or spouses enough? Tell us some of things you do to express to your loved ones they are stars on a daily basis (kisses, hugs, notes, cards, encouraging words…)
Each new day provides you with an opportunity to have special moments with your family.
Disclosure: This post is part of a series that is sponsored by Hallmark and the Life is a Special Occasion campaign. All opinions and editorial content expressed are my own.