How do you think of encouragement?
Maybe you think of it as a pat on the back or something to make someone else feel better in a moment? You do it automatically, never considering the impact.
The truth is we rarely stop to consider it and automatically gloss over it – except perhaps when we need it badly.
It’s time to stop thinking of encouragement in superficial terms and shift to conceiving of it in terms of rocket fuel in your pocket.
It is always available when you need it – for yourself, your family and others.
It calls on you to listen more closely, be completely present, and be willing to think of others who are in the orbit of your life.
We think of courageous acts as happening in extraordinary circumstances like war or exploration or an Olympic event and yet, there are little acts of encouragement that occur every single day that make such a seemingly invisible difference that, if known, medals would be awarded.
9/11 was the last huge disaster for our country. That day and in the days that followed thousands of people put aside their fear and did the right thing, the thing that was in front of them. People were saved, comforted, given courage by others who did everything in their power to make it better.
That’s where we are today. Every one of us is being called to be our best now.
Who needs a call?
Who needs something you can give?
What do you need and are you willing to express that to someone, even though it makes you uncomfortable?
Time to make encouragement a new way of life.
By moving out of yourself and helping someone, you will receive a greater gift than you ever thought possible.