An Encouraging Word

Never underestimate the power of an encouraging word
John C. Maxwell
Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in?  Or maybe you continue to work tirelessly but don’t ever feel appreciated? 
I would definitely have to question you if you answered no to the above questions.  We all have a need to feel appreciated, and we definitely have a need to feel some self-worth. 
When we feel appreciated we are better at what we do.  We are also happier.  When we are happier we are healthier.  Now what if everyone in the world felt appreciated?  The world would be happier and healthier.  How would this impact society?
John Maxwell is right on with his quote above.  An encouraging word goes a long way.  Let me tell you this.  You are appreciated.  The work you do is appreciated.  Sometimes we get caught up in our daily lives that we take for granted the things we do and the things we DON’T say.  Step back for a minute and think about all the things that happen to you throughout a day.  Think about all the things that have to happen for your day to be complete.  From the people that manufacture our beds, alarm clocks, clothes, etc. to the people that we work with and those that watch our children.  Everything comes together to make the day work.  People behind the scenes are working to make society work for you.
Here is a simple challenge for you.  Encourage someone today.  Show your appreciation to someone and make their day.  This should create a ripple effect.  What if for one moment everyone in the world felt appreciated at the same time?  This would be an amazing utopia.  Seriously though, just accept the challenge and go encourage someone.  What are you waiting for? 
We are all working together to make the world work for us.  Step back a moment and think about all the people working at this very moment to benefit you.  Now, when you get the opportunity, thank these people.  These people are all blessing you in some way, shape, or form, and let’s not forget to thank God for the blessings we have in our lives.
Go forth and appreciate the people that make your life possible.
Have a great day.  I appreciate you!

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