I know, I just posted something semi-similar. But really, I would be doing you an injustice if I did not share how incredible young men can be!
“There was something just in the air that you could feel that said, ‘Yeah, this is what can happen when you treat people the way that they need to be treated.'” Tim Johnson (who created the video)
When I watched this, I thought of how powerful words are to us & that each word has a specific meaning, an emotion, a memory attached to it. The words we use are expressions of our truest desires & feelings. We have the power to use words to change lives. My mom has a very old dictionary that is about 7,000 pages long. There are so many incredible words in the English language that we can be using to bring smiles to people’s faces! I hope that this can help inspire you with ideas of how to uplift your family & everybody else with uplifting words!
“The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”(James 3:5)
This is a simple little story about the most darling 2yr old girl in the WORLD! (yes, I am slightly biased. She is my sister)
Kimi didn’t really talk much before I left on my mission. She would use ASL to communicate mostly. We had a lot of fun times going on walks, watching the train go by & painting. On one particularly sunny day, we were on the front porch. I was drawing clouds & she was colouring them in. Nothing else was going on, we were just enjoying the day together. At one point Kimi sat back, looked up at the sky & signed happy in ASL as she sighed. Then quietly she spoke the word, “Happy.” with a smile.
How often are those small moments over looked? It’s easy to recognize hard times we have, but we are also given moments of peace & happiness. I believe children are given to us so we can remember & reflect on what is most precious & simple.
“If we have a heart to learn and a willingness to follow the example of children, their divine attributes can hold a key to unlocking our own spiritual growth.” JEAN A. STEVENS