Monday, July 16, 2012

The Gift of Encouragement–Author Unknown


I found this on the internet.  It is not original—although I wish it was.  I have been going through some bad days myself and I found this.  It is like God is speaking to me.  I want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to all my family and friends.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate you all but sometimes life gets so crazy I forget what is really important in my life.

Lord, help me to remember each day that other people are on my side and willing to help.  I want to thank all of them now and most importantly I want to thank you for never leaving me.

An accountant who had worked for a business for many years who committed suicide. People wondered why he took his life. When examiners reviewed the company's financial records, not a single

cent was found to be missing. Everything was in perfect order. They couldn't find any reason until they found a note he had written. It said, "In 30 years I have never had one word of encouragement. I'm fed up!"

Everybody wants to be appreciated and encouraged. So let each of us be sure we take our gift of encouragement, strengthen it through lots of practice and use, and take it with us and use it generously everywhere we go. And especially use it much at home.

Even when Jesus healed the ten lepers and only one came back to thank him, he asked, "Where are the nine?"

Folks, encourage one another, say thank you, help a person, smile, give a hug, Listen with an attentive ear. Help put a smile on someone's face today. God Bless. :)