THE GIFT OF WORDS
By Kristen Ivy
“Did you know . . .?”
“Has anyone ever told you . . .?”
I don’t know your story, but if I had to guess you can probably remember a time when someone said something to you that started something like that. The funny thing is that so often these life-changing phrases are followed by something that seems more ordinary than extraordinary—at least to the one who speaks them.
But words, even simple words, are powerful. Words can move someone in a better direction. Most of the time, kids don’t just discover they are gifted musicians, talented artists, great writers, smart programmers, skilled athletes, articulate communicators
. . . someone tells them . . .
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