Just a Word of Encouragement
How is it that a small word or two of encouragement can make all the difference in a person's day?
One compliment can turn the tide for another person's day or week.
One blessing softly and sincerely spoken can lift a downtrodden spirit.
A brief prayer can evoke the release of a flood tide of emotion cleansing the soul of a broken life.
One "You can do it" can be heard and acted upon to catalyze change in an entire community or world.
One hand placed gently and firmly on a shoulder can transfer courage and strength.
One compassionate gaze into the eye of a lonely heart struggling to express what is hidden deeply inside can bring relief and hope.
One word or two. That is all it takes. One moment of caring. One pause to refresh another.
It costs us so little and gives so much.