I think sometimes we are afraid to tell people we love them, that we appreciate them and that we care .
But little children are great at this, my daughter once told me my elbow was my ‘best bit’. I’ll never forget it, she genuinely meant it, she looked at my elbow in awe, like it was the best thing she’d ever seen (it is a pretty good elbow to be fair!). Children compliment without thinking and it just comes straight from the heart.
Sadly, as most children grow and we move into adulthood this seems to stop, or slow down. It’s like we get frightened and nervous about showing our true dependency, feelings and admiration towards the people we care about, and to the people that help us.
Kind words can absolutely change someone’s life
It’s important that we nurture this within our children and young people; promoting and using positive self-talk and affirmations, modelling kind words and appreciation for one another.
Tell people you love them, tell people you appreciate them (and what you appreciate them for), say thank you and be kind. Your children are watching you.
You never know when one kind act or word of encouragement might change a life forever.