I must confess, that finding someone to encourage specifically each day, is going to be a challenge! The game did however make me very aware of my words, and if they were encouraging or not so much! Although I don't have a single story to share today about encouragement I gave yesterday, I can say this. I said yes to my kids more, Yes you may have a snack, Yes I will read some books, Yes you may paint, I was not quite as spent as usual come evening, and yet I gave much more of myself then usual, in an effort to encourage my children. When Michael got home, we all went for a chilly walk, to look at the funny moon, something about Jupiter and mars or something, and then went home to Chili and cornbread. I was more aware, of how encouraged I was to see my children laugh, and race, and chase. And what a joy it was to walk in the cold night with my family.
I was particularly encouraged by the stories of encouragement that some of the readers shared. Danielle, and Monica, had stories similar to mine, from the past, and Meredith, Dawn, and Ginger, had actual stories of purposeful encouragement on their part, that were exciting and fun. If you haven't read them, please do. Meredith even left a link to an especially sweet story. I would guess that each of these ladies acts of encouragement were as encouraging to themselves, as they were to those they set out to encourage. It is truly contagious isn't it? I even received a comment from the encouragement foundation, THAT WAS ENCOURAGING!! LOL.
Sooooo, tell me your stories of encouragement today!