I closed Words of Affirmation – a book I was reading with my morning coffee. It did not seem to have the effect I wanted.
It was a Monday morning. A dark, wet November morning when it seemed like it would take a million years to get to summer again. So dark I was sure I did not even remember what summer looked like anymore. And no affirmation seemed to work. I thought bears got it right – what a perfect idea to sleep through the lousiest part of the year and wake up when spring came!
I got into a conversation with a coworker about this when I got to work.
You don’t think words of affirmation work? He asked me.
…words of affirmation.
Today – no.
I used to think so too, he said, until I realized the effect my words had on…
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