A high school classmate messaged me.
We occasionally interact on social media, but our contact is limited. But she reached out with the words of encouragement I need to hear. It hadn’t been a bad day, but I felt a bit like Eeyore with a rain cloud following me around. She shared an excerpt from something she had read. She told me how my daily posts impacted her. And she thanked me for trying to honor God and keep the focus on him through a messy season of life. She took time out of her day to reach out. It might have only taken her a few minutes, but that brief time strengthened me the rest of the day.
Sometimes we need people to remind us to stay focused, as well as tell us when we’re focused on the wrong things. We need to listen, discern, apply, appreciate, and be grateful.
Encouragement is potent.
Be sure to encourage others today – right now.