Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. – Elizabeth Harrison
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. -Maya Angelou
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Haim Ginott
If you want to be a great encourager, you have to answer these questions…
Is encouragement regularly part of my conversations and actions?
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
Is there someone I know who needs encouragement?
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14 (NIV)
Am I prepared to unleash the power of encouragement?
Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out. Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 (The Message)
Encourage one another daily. Hebrews 3:13