Words are such powerful things! Words can incite passion. Fan the flames of war, encourage us or tear us down.
If words can hold so much impact shouldn't words be careful selected to pour into our kids and spouse. I have 3 daughters and the media is constantly bombarding them telling them they are not enough. Pretty enough, classy enough, etc..
With that in mind I choose to call the girls "beautiful". It has become such a habit that I really don't think about it much. (for example: bye beautiful girls have a nice day, hi beautiful girls did you have a good day?). The other day one of my daughters had a friend over and as the girls were leaving I said my traditional bye. That's when I heard the friend say "your mom called us beautiful. Nobody has ever called me beautiful before.".
Every girl should be told that they are beautiful and smart. What words are you selecting to use with your children. Are you filling up their love tanks, or are you tearing them down?
The bible says in Proverbs 25:11 "The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.".
So choose your words carefully your children, your spouse, and everyone else in your life is listening.