En(courage)ment

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My husband has been teaching our daughter about encouragement. He told her that she needs to encourage kids around her by telling them they are doing a good job. It is so sweet! She will put her hand on my arm and say “Good job, Mommy!”.

No matter who you are, a nice pat on the back every so often can do wonders!

I’m not talking about flattery. Flattery’s is insincere praise. It’s people pleasing at it’s best!

Encouragement defined: to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something)

We as people thrive where we are “celebrated”, not “tolerated” (I can’t take credit for this…learned this from Pastor Jim). So why not celebrate someone in some way!

Celebrate them by encouraging them. Trust me, I’m working on doing this myself.

Society is about the big ME, what about the big E…Encouragement!

The verse that comes to mind is Proverbs 25:11 – “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry,”  (Message Translation).

Wow! What woman wouldn’t like a custom-made piece of jewelry! 🙂

Not only is encouragement courageous, it’s CONTAGIOUS! When we start encouraging those around us, it creates a positive environment and makes people want to encourage others! Let’s be contagious with encouragement!
Thanks for reading! I hope you were encouraged today!
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