Take a moment and listen to what is being spoken all around you. What is everyone saying in the lunch room at school? What is everyone saying on the work floor at your place of employment? More than likely, what we are hearing is negative. This person doesn’t like the boss, and that person doesn’t like their teacher, and more than likely, everyone hates their job. It doesn’t take much before these discouraging words find their way all through the school or the work place.

Anyone can have a poor and negative attitude…anyone can speak words that will bring down or discourage another. So why not be different! Today, instead of looking at all the negative things going on in our lives, let’s look at all the good things. Let’s be thankful for our salvation; thankful for our spouses; thankful for our children; thankful for our homes and all that God has provided for us; thankful for our jobs, and the fact that God has given us the ability and strength to work, along with the resources to make ends meet. And as we become thankful, yes, even at school and or our work places, watch that thankfulness spread. We can change the course of our minds and the conversation, if we will just look at the positive side of life and be an encouragement to others. Here is the truth, “Just as discouragement has a way of spreading, so does encouragement!” Don’t be one that brings discouragement to those around you…be the one who brings an encouraging word everywhere you go.

Eph 4:29, “Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.” AMP