discouraging words are
spoken without meaning
feel like a formality
apathetic, uncaring words - what were you thinking?
selfish words - i'd never do that
put downs - that's just stupid
ill – chosen - that's good for a laugh
Show our knowledge - try to correct; give advice - you should have...
discouraging words – take away courage
encouraging words– put courage back
encouraging words help someone keep going despite obstacles
look, see, understand - sometimes no words needed
be an “observer of others” - view from other's perspective
listen to understand before speaking
encouraging words are not what we say but why we say it
not so about us saying or doing the right thing
may be a lot about trying to understand
may be more about offering support
encouraging words communicate understanding, care, support
rekindle hope - i'm not doomed to failure, defeat, ...
spark warmth - someone does get it
renew confidence - i can try again
trigger healthy evaluation - i wonder what I can learn from this?
increase motivation - i want to find a new way
how have you used your words today? i don't know about you but it seems there is always room for improvement here....