Dawn’s thoughts on encouragement certainly had the desired effect. I am ready to run out and spread encouragement like flower petals at a wedding,

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


When I think of people that I admire and those whose company gives me much joy, those people, I notice, have one certain character trait in common – they are encouragers!

This week I was at a thanksgiving service for a dear soul who was a great encourager. Whoever met him would leave his presence with a smile on their face and a song in their heart.

I want to be like that. I want to lift others; come alongside others; speak joy and hope to others.

A person who encourages is one with whom one feels one’s own spirit lifted. They do not use flattery or shallow, people-pleasing rhetoric, but they see what is good, what is true, what is possible, what is excellent and they focus on those things.

I have often said of myself that I am very easily encouraged and equally too easily discouraged. I am…

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  1. I have on occasion been discouraged by people or situations close to me, and then when I’m away from the situation I’d be encouraged by a pleasant exchange with a stranger who smiles, laughs at my jokes, and has some mundane things in common with me. That kind of encounter is like a note from God saying, “See? People still like you.” 😏 I want to be that kind of encourager, whether with loved ones, acquaintances, or strangers in the grocery store that need to feel better about themselves.

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