Today I will tell each of my daughters that I’m proud of them and why. It may be because they studied really hard for a test at school or were diligent about finishing an assignment. Maybe they did a job around the house without being asked, showing initiative. Perhaps they were kind to their sister or helped out a friend or demonstrated responsibility in a particular area.
I know how easy it is to fall into a pattern of only correcting my children and failing to acknowledge the good that they’re doing. I want to praise their character, to recognize them for doing something positive. My words can encourage them to continue making the little, yet important choices that will eventually lead them into becoming young ladies who honor God with their lives.
If you’ve missed earlier posts in this series, you can go to my 31 Days host page and catch up on all the ways we’re showing love to our daughters in October!