For the session with the Ikusasa guys today I decided to write down a positive word for each one. This word is how I see them.
The first process was to think about each one and to remember my first impressions and how I see them now. I have not once felt anything but respect from them and their desire to be the best that they can be. They amaze me each time I’m with them!
Then I shared each one’s word with the group and explained why I felt this best described the person. Well …. there was teasing, laughing and loud denials from the spectators. However, I stuck to my chosen words and I believe each boy appreciated what I had said. To share the positive words “tailor made” for each one showed me again just how special the boys are!
It had been a good session I thought and I was satisfied with how it had gone. Then I was told they were going to write down words to describe me; AND what a blessing this was! Talk about a way to soften anyone’s heart.
The fruit of a positive word is an easy tool that has far reaching consequences for the one giving and the one receiving. I recommend it.