A study was done by psychologist Dr. Henry H. Goddard, on energy levels in children. He used an instrument he called the “ergograph.” His findings are fascinating. He found that when tired children are given a word of praise or encouragement, the ergograph shows an immediate upward surge of new energy. When the children are criticized and discouraged, the ergograph shows their physical energy take a sudden nose-dive. Those results could probably be duplicated in adults. When we are praised our energy levels go up. When we are criticized our energy levels go down. We encourage you to become an encourager today.