More Than Playing Postitive

Try-It With-Me Tuesday, an interactive weekly time and place to foster connections that challenge and encourage the process to become a well-rounded person.

Kh was practicing the piano. She stopped playing, came into the kitchen and told me, “I love the days when your cheeks are really soft. Like today your cheeks are really soft. When I kiss you, I want to keep doing it.”

My daughter expressed this affection on a day of disappointments for me.

I planned to encourage someone this week by giving genuine praise or positive feedback. But my own circumstances trapped my mind into thinking only about myself. Her words supported me.

Later that day, Paul and I had planned a date to a bluegrass concert. But I just wanted to sit at home with my sorrows—feed on them might be a better way to say it.

Paul said, “I think it would be good for us to get out.”

His prodding and sense of humor made it good for me. And the music and energy of Monroe Crossing, a Minnesota-based bluegrass band, brightened our night.

Motivated to keep my challenge, I passed confidence along with positive words to an empty-nest mom eager to show off her family photos.

Did you Try It With Me? What encouraging words did you give or receive recently and what was the impact? Share your story in a comment below.

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I am still Trying to Memorize something inspiring for the April Reading Challenge by next Tuesday, April 29. I just had several surprises added to my “to do” list, so it will be a stretch for me.

Are you trying to memorize something? If you are, visit next Tuesday and tell me what happened when you tried it with me.

If you haven’t started, yet, there is still time. Pick a short, inspirational quote, saying, scripture or poem that you have read that inspires you. Then memorize it!

Do you have a website of your own? If you do, you can Try It With Me and write your own post about it. I will publish your link next Tuesday. Just link to my site in that post and send me your link.

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