How true that is! Knowing that others understand our difficulties and appreciate our efforts immediately softens our heart. Grumpiness, complaints, and feelings of self-pity tend to vanish. Our mood is lifted and we can more easily focus on serving others.
Unfortunately, many modern moms (including myself) fall into the trap of always wishing someone would help and affirm them - all the while forgetting to affirm others. You know how great affirmation makes you feel. How much better would your husband feel if you found ways to affirm him? And what about your kids? Finding even a single thing each day to affirm for them can make a huge difference in how your children feel about themselves and how they treat others. And maybe, just maybe, some of that affirmation will head back in your direction, too.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."