Words can have a powerful influence in our lives.
I remember an experience when I was about 13 years old. One of the women in our local church congregation came up to me and handed me a note card. Inside, she had written a nice letter, telling how much she respected me, and how happy she was to know me. She expressed appreciation for a talent she had noticed I had, and told me she really cared about me.
I still have that note. I consciously tried hard to notice nice things about others as a result of receiving that one note, and almost every Sunday I think of that note, and wonder who I could personally express appreciation to during the following week. It truly did change my life.
There’s an article in the website called “Psych Central” entitled, “Words Can Change Your Brain,” that talks about how the very words we use can impact our brain. Here’s the link if you want to read it.