It’s definitely been a Monday! Work is busy, home is busy and my DVR is so full I would love to do nothing but binge watch Bones for the next 3 days.
Also. It’s 10:15pm and I had really given up on writing a Day 12 post.
Then. My friend who blogs over at Plaidfuzz posted such a sweet comment on yesterday’s post.
Just a few words, just in time…
We all need encouragement. We all want to be told we are seen…heard…that the time we spend writing…or speaking…or teaching…or whatever you pour your heart into…that it matters.
Not just in a general sense. But in a specific, personal sense.
We all need this kind of encouragement, but how often do we stop thinking about the encouragement we need long enough to be the encourager?
I think most of us are probably good encouragers in the big life moments. When a friend is sick…when a co-worker gets a promotion…We do big well.
I also think we need encouragers most in the everyday. In those parenting moments when we aren’t sure if we made the right decision. When we invite a neighbor in and hope they don’t notice the dishes in the sink.
Encouraging someone takes just a moment. So why don’t we do it more often?
Is it because we think encouraging someone else takes something away from us?
Or maybe we aren’t getting the encouragement we need?
What if we were intentional about speaking those words into others lives in the areas we need encouragement in?
How would that change their lives? How would it change our lives?
Let’s try it – the only thing you have to lose is some kind words!!!