Speak a blessing

Your affirmation will give tremendous encouragement to your children as they strive to be more joyful. Use this section as a reminder to “speak a blessing” when you see evidence of this godly characteristic.

  • ________, you are a joy to be around. You are ________ (kind, respectful, generous, cheerful, loving, etc.).
  • Tell your child that he/she is a blessing from God to you, his/her parents (Psalm 127:3). You can also tell the story of how and when they were born and how you picked their name. Show them pictures and then explain how much joy they have brought to you and your spouse.
  • Thank you for choosing to be joyful, even though things didn’t go your way today, ________.
  • What a joyful smile you have, ________.
  • You have chosen to be joyful, ________. I’m proud of you.
  • ________, because you have loved righteousness, the Bible says that God will give you joy (Hebrews 1:9).
  • Your joy is contagious. When you are joyful, I feel like being joyful too!