We’ve been doing this little affirmation thing at the staff meetings for a couple of weeks with the interns.
It’s been amazing to hear people share thoughts and encouraging stories about one another. The surprising part for me is how much I’ve learned about everyone through the experience.
It really goes to show that there are so many things that we can share that we usually don’t share. Observations, insights and appreciation for others is a continuous part of our day, but rarely do the other people ever get to hear or know about the encouraging things we see.
On the flip side, I firmly believe that we are all affirmation junkies and need a steady dose of encouragement and appreciation. Somehow, we need to build individual and corporate habits so that the things that can be said and ought to be said actually do get said.
We need more affirmation.