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Monday Morning Motivation – Affirmation

By: Curt Stowers

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day. Today we discuss "affirmation."

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week. Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


Mr. Webster defines affirmation as “emotional support or encouragement.” Kind words spoken to us by those we love and respect have an impact that is huge!

Gary Chapman wrote a great book entitled The Five Love Languages. He describes these as:

  • Words of affirmation
  • Acts of service
  • Receiving gifts
  • Quality time
  • Physical touch

Words of affirmation

For me, “words of affirmation” are where it is at!!! Those of you that have spent some time around me might be surprised by that, as I’m very driven and don’t let things that others say or think get in my way. While that is true, the reality is that I’m always driving for the next goal to get the next “atta boy” from someone.

Absolutely no financial cost to offer affirmation

While everyone may not have “words of affirmation” as a love language, just about everyone appreciates support and encouragement. And the good news is that there is absolutely no financial cost in providing either or both. Kind of makes you wonder why they are offered so infrequently?!?!

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you providing affirmation to your friends and family?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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