Friday, May 20, 2011

I want to always be an....

I want to be an........ encourager.
There have been ones in my my life who have said, sent, or text'd that just right_uplifting_make me smile_comment at the opportune time and I am so thankful for them. We all need those people in our lives- the ones rooting for us, the ones who have our back, the ones praying us up when we can't muster the strength too. 
For me, I may think something admiring of someone_ like how great their hair looks, how well they decorate, how disciplined they are with exercise, how they mother their children, etc... but I fail to tell them. Sometimes I do, but so many times the moment flees and I let it go. I don't speak it.....Speak it out.

Well my mind is made up__which I think will take some discipline, but I'm going to be an encourager. When the nice lady at the dentist helps me__I'm going to tell her so, when the teachers of my kids touch their lives in a way__I'm going to tell them, when my kids knock it out of the park at their baseball game__I'm going to tell them how great they did. I'm going to tell my husband when he fixes something, that to him doesn't amount to a hill of beans, but to me means everything. I'm going to let them know.
Let's just do an encouragement to someone today. I double dog dare you!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. 
William Arthur Ward

Linking up with Katie over at 

Heather :)


  1. I feel like I'm in the same boat. Encouraging words mean so much to me, but I am bot good at returning them. Thanks for this great reminder!

  2. wow. thanks! what a great post and i LOVE that quote! xo

  3. That quote just gave me goose bumps. I love this post sooo much. I want to be an encourager too! Thanks for linking up, Heather!