Say 6 Encouraging Words Before Breakfast

My sister brought the kids a copy of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland back in May. They’ve probably watched it ten times in the last few months. It’s a favorite flick, indeed.

I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect it to be  good, but I really enjoyed it. Hubs did, too.

One of my favorite parts in the movie is when Alice quotes her father in saying that he thought up six impossible things before breakfast. This gives her courage to be bold and daring, to use her imagination and to dream a big dream.

As I contemplate ways I need to bust out of my same-old, same-old, I’m convicted to be more encouraging to my children. Several of you had similar sentiments when I mentioned this a few weeks ago.

The thought came to me to say six encouraging words before breakfast. While the number or the time of day is irrelevant, I think the intention and goal is super important.

Are ya with me?

Have you shared any encouraging words yet today?

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  1. I’m the only one up so far, so the only one I can encourage is me! LOL And perhaps that is necessary sometimes.

    I have wanted to say, though, that you are an encouragement to me.

    May God bless you!

  2. Good idea. I love easy, intentional ways to make a difference.

  3. I’ll have to check out this movie.

    I think I’m partial to the 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast – just because it’s such a great way to wake your mind up!

    But I love the idea of focusing on the positive early. Just this morning I posted this article from my teenage daughter about having a positive attitude. In it she outlines some of the activities we try to do early in the day to make sure it rolls right:

  4. I love this idea. I think it is so easy to get caught up in the busy monster that is so often our day and forget to encourage and uplift those that we love.

  5. I am so with you. This post was a great reminder for me. My son is 9 and I get so busy between working full-time and keeping him fed and driven to baseball and guitar lessons and school and so forth and so on that I forget I should be a source of light as well…I do make him laugh regularly, does that count?

  6. Tiffany C. says:

    I’m totally with you! I needed this challenge.

  7. I’m a big believer in being “positive” in the morning with my son. I firmly believe that it affects his school. If we start upbeat, then the rest of his day will be upbeat. I start off by waking up my 11 year old with a kiss and a back scratch (weird, but a favorite with an 11 year old), we talk about who’s going to make breakfast this morning (him or me, he’s actually a great breakfast cook). I always wish him a great day and give him a kiss before I drop him off at school. And yes, my 11 year old still allows kisses in public.


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