If we are a parent or have children in our lives as nieces, nephews, students or children of our friends, we have a great opportunity to role-model how doing affirmations helps us to feel better about ourselves.
Self-love nurtures self worth, which is the essential building block for all healthy relationships with others. I believe that a wholesome sense of self worth not only improves people’s lives, it helps save them from unhappy lives. We all need to realize our own worth and to cherish our lives.
On this important topic of doing affirmations for and with children, I am delighted to share two amazing bloggers and the wonderful crafts they have made.
Subway art: God Made You
Jamie is a delightful blogger and I encourage you to visit her wonderfully inspiring craft blog.
She writes: “Every gift, every feature, every circumstance in our lives is hand picked especially for us by the Lord. We need to remind our children of this daily!
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
I am so often drawn to this verse; it helps me to understand that He made me and that I am His.”
Jamie’s helpful photos and text will walk you through how to make an inspiring poster like this for yourself. Or visit her etsy shop and she’ll make one for you! Also, her custom wedding song lyrics would look wonderful in any newlywed couple’s home, both on and long after their big day. Way to go Jamie!
I discovered Jamie and her Creative Imperative through the delightful blog at Feeding Sparrows, and specifically this post on making Affirmation Signs. This inspiring mother of three has a wise and generous spirit and writes often about the importance of doing affirmations. There is much to read and enjoy on her blog, even if she hasn’t added a new post in a while. I can certainly relate to how busy life gets, even if my children are no longer young like hers are!
I encourage you to visit her site, especially this post about Why Affirmations. It’s wonderfully well written about why teaching children about doing affirmations is essential to helping raise healthy, happy individuals. Her concluding statement here is amazing:
“I believe it is so important that we teach our children how to ‘choose’ the right thoughts from an early age. Just think of the love and peace we would have all over the world if every child was taught the importance of doing daily, positive, affirmations! They truly can create miracles!”
Bracelets for children by Feeding Sparrows
For every set she sells, one set is given to a non-profit children’s organization! The affirmation bracelets have these affirmations:
- I am loved. I am brave. I am creative. (red lettering)
- Every day I get better and better. (orange lettering)
- Today is the best day ever. (green lettering)
- Think. speak. be positive. (blue lettering)
- I am a good friend. (purple lettering)
While I do not know either of these bloggers except for frequent enjoyable visits to their blogs, I offer heartfelt gratitude to both Jamie and Allyson with an encouraging cheer to keep up the good work! All the work you do as you shower your own children with love, and then share about it on your blogs, helps make a huge difference in our world because we all need role models. Thanks for showing some of the ways of how you do it. God bless you.