Positive encouragement is powerful. When we are encouraged, we are reminded that someone believes in us – that we are capable and supported, our hard work is noticed, and we have potential. Whether the encouragement provides a momentary boost or changes someone's confidence long-term, what we say to others makes a big difference in their life. Today’s Wellness Wednesday reminds us that when we feel better, we do better.
As a class, group, or family:
- Watch the following clip, “The Power of Positivity” | Brain Games (3:11): https://youtu.be/kO1kgl0p-Hw
- After the video, talk about how it would feel to be each of the two participants in the activity.
- Share examples of times in your life that your outlook changed when you were supported or felt encouraged.
Ask yourself, there is no wrong answer:
Is there a situation in your life that would change if you were encouraged or felt like you were supported?
Connecting to our faith:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)
- Children’s Book: “You Can Do It, Bert!” by Ole
- Adult Book: “Encouraging Your Child” by Kathy Kuhl
- Adult Book: “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships” by Daniel Goleman
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