I was a bystander this time, an observer, learning a lesson again I am so quick to forget:

Words are powerful and persuasive and have the capacity to change lives.

I know this, I even live it, but watching and witnessing a
relative stranger speak wisdom into my teen son’s life, I saw it fresh,
new.  The conversation’s effect was palpable–you could almost see wheels
turning in my boy’s head.


Please continue reading Everyday Mentors and Village People at Simple Mom today.  YOU really DO have the power to alter the course of another's life with a word of encouragement, calling out gifts and talents you see and speaking with passion about something you love.  This was a recent lesson and challenge to me and I hope it serves as one to you, too.

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