Hope*Writers IG Spring Writing Challenge (Day 1) – SUPPORT

I will admit upfront that I have had a busy week and did not actually begin this challenge until Thursday evening (aka Day 4). As you will see in the progression of the daily prompts, they each align with my 2022 WOTY, encouragement.

So, without further ado…

Monday’s questions for thought were:

  • When did you last experience helpful support from someone? 
  • What have you discovered about connecting with others over the past few years?
  • What are your favorite ways to connect with others?

When you spend your days with other people’s children you never know what will happen next. One short month ago I was blessed to be paired with a new bus attendant and she has been an invaluable asset to the calming the end of year chaos that occurs in the final days of the school year. I have no doubt that the 2022-23 school year will be even better.

I have also learned that the more I put myself out in the world and offer honest and heartfelt encouragement, the more blessings that come my way.

It doesn’t cost anything to smile, offer a high-five or speak a kind word.

It only takes a few minutes to send a text or write a note and drop it in the mail.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 ESV

What’s preventing you from offering encouragement (aka support) to someone right now?




  1. I’ve discovered that when it comes to connecting with others, my plans and the Lord’s aren’t always the same…
    I sent out an invitation to the members of my church to go see a faith-based film tonight that was only going to be in town two nights. Only two people could go, young ladies (much younger than I am) that I had only seen at church but didn’t really know. When we got to the theater and found out the tickets were sold out, we came back to my house and sat on our porch. We heard one another’s stories and got to know one another. We sang songs from church with my guitar, and later with my harp. We shared more stories. We sang more songs. We prayed together. We agreed we need to do this AGAIN! My evening ended with two new friends and a big smile on my face.
    To answer another question you asked, THIS is my favorite way to connect with others, those times when God had it planned all along. I call it divinely planned serendipity. 😉

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