Heard of this inspiring message by Florence Littauer on encouraging words given to others to help them achieve their dreams:
Silver Boxes with Bows on Top
Everywhere we turn negativity assaults us. Crime is up, the economy is down, education is in trouble and traffic is bad. Oh, how we long to be "home, home on the range-where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day." Imagine what your day would be like if everyone you met offered you "encouraging words" to counterbalance life's discouragement. What about your childhood? Were you encouraged and motivated to fill your dreams? What could you have done all your life, what could you have become if someone had been there to tell you, "you can do it." In this classic message, based on Ephesians 4:29, Florence shares the value of encouraging words. You will learn to speak words that edify, build up and minister grace to the hearer. Silver Boxes is Florence's most popular presentation and through it she will inspire you to weigh your words as she teaches the value of encouragement through the story of her father who could have been a writer and her mother-in-law who wanted to be an opera singer. The combination of the heartfelt examples and the poetic conclusion is guaranteed to leave you with wet eyes and a warm heart.
(Taken from her web-site.)