The other day I was listening to the radio and the host began speaking with a gentleman who had authored a song. When asked about the origins of the song, the recording artist began by explaining that some words are wonderful and uplifting, other words bring us to new lows. Words may give us a new found confidence or verbally take our legs out from under us. Sometimes you may hear words which give you courage to climb a mountain and other words make you hesitant to get out of bed in the morning.
Although I paraphrased the artist’s exact explanation, we all must agree that words may be encouraging or devastatingly damaging. Over the past several weeks I have watched some of our middle school students work together with their circus coaches. They have been inspired to achieve new heights because of the words the coaches have used to encourage and motivate them.
As we work collaboratively with other s or even with our children we must be intentional as we speak. The children participating in the Circus of the Kids are literally achieving new heights, because of the intentional encouragement they have received from their circus coaches. After watching the students perform I sent made the following observation and emailed it to Bruce, the founder and CEO of Circus of the Kids, “Today’s performance was AWESOME! The students were well disciplined and followed their routines. It was evident that you and your staff members have worked diligently to instill a sense of pride and showmanship in our children. After watching the students in several practices and in the performance today I can see that many of them are holding their heads up higher and walking with confidence.”
The transformation in our children has truly been amazing! Think about how incredible our community could become if we all became intentional about being positive, cooperative and supporting and used words that encourage one another. As we move into spring and begin to enjoy being outside during warm sunny days, let’s work on intentionally using words that are encouraging, inspiring and uplifting. Let’s keep expanding the positive inspiring feeling that the Circus of the Kids has brought to the Columbia School District.
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