Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Encouraging Words

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another ....

Encourage - to strengthen another
Edify - to promote wisdom and piety in another.

Remember the old song - Home on the Range and the line that says
...Where never is heard a discouraging word...

We need to get back to that. How many encouraging words do you know?
I will not ask how many disparaging words, for we are full of those from the TV and radio, work place, school, and our own corrupted minds.

And by encouraging words, I mean to go beyond the surface of physical characteristics. Its nice to say someone has a nice smile, or looks good today, but what else can we say to encourage others?

I think the first step is to care. Acknowledge others an what they are doing.
Point out what is right! Not wrong.

The mission for today - seek words that would encourage others.
Listen to those around you and pay attention to those who encourage and what they say.

It's a hard world. We need encouragers.

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