Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.- Leo Buscaglia
She also likes to quiz me about the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. Usually I try to turn it around on her since her alphabet skills, frankly, need more work than mine. But sometimes I just end up answering her question, and when I do, she gets so excited, like it's some kind of breakthrough with me that she's been anxiously awaiting, and she yells out, Good JOB, Momma!
But, you know what? I can use the encouragement. So even though it may not be reinforcement for the kinds of things I really need it for, I just try to mentally apply it to the things I have done well that day. It's awfully sweet.