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Everyday we're surrounded by people that need encouragement. Not one of us is immune to hurt or suffering.

Most of us live a life that is so busy we feel that there's barely time for us much less time for someone else. We need to remind ourselves that there's hurting people all around us - even our young ones have struggles. At times we forget about the person in the same house, our neighbor, co-worker, or friend that may need encouragement. We have to take the time and initiative to listen, observe and uplift others.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 English Standard Version (ESV)
11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Our words are free and powerful so let's use them to encourage others. We have the ability to break fears and lift someone up that's down. I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn't had people that encouraged me during my darkest times. I'm so thankful and grateful for those people that took a few minutes out of their life for me. Make today your day to be a blessing to someone.

Words have been endowed with the capacity to change lives, to bring arresting transformation. They have the curious and uncanny power to make living things die or bring dead things to life: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits” (Proverbs 18:21).

Peace, Love, & Hugs


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