Turning Point

The quote on which today turned (from bad to good):

“And when you say ‘interesting facts’, Mrs. Carr, you really do mean interesting.”–Lainey, 3rd grade, with a knowing nod, all ears to learn about earthworms.

Sometimes, all it takes to make a difference in someone’s life is one little sentence.

Thirteen or so simple words.

Five measly seconds.

…and a seed of encouragement is planted, grown, and bearing fruit.

A picture of redemption: something ugly (a day, an attitude, a circumstance, a burden, a life) transformed, redirected, and renewed into something beautiful.

Who can you affirm today?

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  1. #1 by Tierney on October 25, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    I’ve had days like that … I think sometimes encouragement from children just means that much more, because you know they mean it. Kids just spit out whatever’s on their mind. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder to reach out, and thanks for brightening my day w/ your comments on my blog, cyber-friend! 🙂

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