LEAVING AN IMPRINT: "No matter where we go, or what we do, we leave an imprint of some kind. Negative imprints consist of negative words and actions like yelling, degradation, and name calling, all of which lower the other person's self-esteem (not to mention your own). Positive imprints consist of positive words and actions, such as smiling, giving compliments, encouraging others, all of which build a person's self-esteem. Next time you interact with someone, ask yourself, "Am I leaving a positive imprint? Or a negative imprint?"