Oh yes, the SWEET TALK JAR!
I started this easy reward jar one year ago,
and it has been a sweet deal.
I bought the biggest jar of jelly beans I could find at Sam's Club,
but I've seen this size at Walmart and Target too.
I kept it simple and decorated the lid with vinyl stickers
I made with my Cricut, but you could just buy letter stickers, or
just write the words with a marker.
When I catch my kids using sweet words of encouragement
to each other, they get one jelly bean.
Simple, and so far hasn't caused any extra cavities.
(maybe they aren't sweet talking enough?)
We've been through about four jars of jelly beans since
we started this reward system...and all I have to do
is buy a new jar and put the "sweet talk" lid on it.
I peel off the jar label so my kids can see all the flavors.
Sweet Talk jar
Don't these just look yummy?
Sometimes mom needs a reward for all the times
she bites her tongue, and chooses sweet words too!
Waiting for a sweet reward:
Two of my sweet talkers -
don't they just exude sweetness?
Like I said...gotta catch
'em doing good!
"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the bones."
"Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
keeps his soul from troubles."
Easier said than done, and daily I feel challenged to
always speak pleasant and sweet words...but I try, and try, and try.
Because I do believe that guarding our words protects our souls from troubles.