Who looks to you for affirmation and appreciation? People have an innate need to know that what they do matters, that their attempts to do well are noticed. Affirming words impart honor, dignity, and value, and they call out what is best in others. Expressing appreciation for a job well done and voicing affirmation of personal growth can change the trajectory of children and adults alike. Who can you positively impact today—at home or church, in the community or marketplace—by affirming and appreciating others?
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.—Ephesians 4:29
Prayer: Father, You are so good to affirm every small step we make in an attempt to honor You. In the same way, let us take advantage of opportunities to affirm others today, especially those who are struggling and need to hear it most. We pray in Jesus' name, amen.