This was too good not to share!
Especially for those who like to see PROOF.
It’s science project season at my daughter’s school,
and her latest experiment results are totally in alignment with what I teach about sensitivity and power!
- Have you ever wondered if the way you talk to yourself truly makes a difference in your physical and emotional health?
- Do you ever think about the impact your words and attention have on the people on your life?
I often emphasize how practicing kindness towards ourselves works to fortify our energetic baseline. And while many understand the concept, the connection between the intangible energy of our thoughts/emotions/intentions AND our health/wellbeing can still be easily overlooked because it is not easily quantifiable. The effects are revealing when captured in tangible, living beings. That’s why I had to share this with you!
Kindness may seem like a simple virtue, yet it SO powerful when put into consistent practice.
So, without further ado…
The title of my daughter’s science project is
Last year, my daughter won first place in a radish-growing contest. When I asked her what she had done to help her plant grow, she matter-of-factly shared how she had talked to her plant everyday saying, “You’re going to be such a nice plant when you grow up. I hope you grow big and strong for the contest!”
After winning with the biggest radish, my daughter was curious to see if using kind, encouraging words would again make a difference in helping plants grow. She hypothesized that the positive words and loving attention would produce the biggest, healthiest radishes.
She used the same amount of seeds, soil, water, and sunlight for each pot. Then each day for 51 days, she and her little brother talked to the plants. For Experiment #1, they used positive, encouraging words. For Experiment #2, they used negative, discouraging words. For the Control, they did not talk at all.
Here are the revealing results from my daughter’s experiment after 51 days:
My daughter’s hypothesis was correct! Using positive words and loving attention produced the best results. This test had the most amount of growth with six sprouted seedlings on Day 5 and eight seedlings on Day 9. On Day 51, there were four total radishes that were healthy with vibrant coloring.
Measurements of the largest two radishes:
Radish #1: 8 1/2 cm. circumference, 4 cm. in length
Radish #2: 8 1/4 cm. circumference, 5 cm. in length
Using mean words negatively affected the growth of these radishes. They did not thrive as the positive ones did. This test grew one sprouted seedling on Day 5 and six sprouted seedlings on Day 9. On Day 51, there were two total radishes. Both were misshapen and one was cracked.
Measurements of the largest two radishes:
Radish #1: 7 3/4 cm. circumference, 5 cm. in length
Radish #2: 6 cm. circumference, 4 cm. in length
No Talking (Control):
Using NO verbal communication or attention with the control plants negatively affected their growth. They grew the least of the three tests. There were zero sprouted seedlings on Day 5, and only two seedlings on Day 9. On Day 51, there were one and a half total radishes. My daughter was surprised that not talking to the plant at all would hinder its growth. The control plant showed that no attention at all can slow down growth even more than negative attention!
Measurements of the largest radish:
Radish #1: 7 1/2 cm. circumference, 4 cm. in length
I added… The most important kind words are the ones we tell ourselves.
And this quote by Mother Theresa sums it up beautifully:
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.”
Our words truly have the power to weaken or strengthen our ability to grow into healthy, happy people.
I hope my daughter’s science project inspires you to plant seeds of kindness in your life!
P.S. If you know someone who would be inspired by this message, please pass it on!
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