DAY 31: The thought for today is PRAISE
Appreciation and encouragement help people to grow. Offer praise to the people you encounter today for their personal qualities, achievements, helpful service or efforts in trying to accomplish something . Telling someone what you appreciate about them is paramount in non-violent communication, as well as offering encouragement when someone is feeling low and needs a lift…spiritually and mentally.
Praise is important for ourselves, too.
Louise Hay says “Praise yourself as much as you can … The love in our lives begins with us … Loving yourself will help heal this planet.” Peace in our world begins within each and every one of us.
We all make mistakes. In fact, mistakes are a very important part of the learning process of Life. We have been programmed to be “perfect”. Perfection is an illusion. Only God is perfect. And what does ‘perfection’ really mean? Perfection, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What is perfect to you may not be perfect to someone else.
Pay attention to what you consider perfect and ask someone else if they see it the same way. You will be surprised at their responses. However, don’t get judgmental, just reflective.
Today: I will give sincere praise and encouragement to at least three people today for their personal qualities, achievements, helpful service, and efforts, and to myself as well. I will journal about these experiences and feelings, and about my idea of perfection.