Healing Grace, David A. Seamands, Victor Books, Wheaton, IL, 1988
"Psychologists who have made special studies of affirmation have come up with a formula about positive and negative strokes.
"A positive stroke enhances us as persons. If it was given for doing - what you did - it's worth 1 point. If it was given for being - what you are - it's worth 10 points.
"A negative stroke diminishes us as persons. If it was given for doing, it counts 10 points. If it was given for being, it counts 100 points (pg 155)."
This appears to go along with a saying we had back in the Corps: "One awshit negates a thousand attaboys"
I guess the import of this lies in the dems not being open to discussing issues, but instead wanting to impugn the person speaking.
Remember? "Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day."
And think of how life in America is today. We might just as well sing where often is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are cloudy all day.
Have you taken the time to encourage someone today? Perhaps, as you encourage another, you will find encouragement coming your way.
Sadly, we always receive exactly what we put forth. So, reach out a hand to someone, and give them a blessing that will leave them wondering if they are still living here in this time and place.