Thankful no.25 Intentional Encouragement

The past couple of weeks I've been pretty overwhelmed by encouragement.

Like any other girl, I hate the following: (hear in a really high pitched voice with a plastered on smile) "Hey girl! You did so good at _____" ... or "I just love your ___________." If I'm being totally honest I have a hard time responding well in those moments. I try. I really do.

But those times when someone takes a moment and gives you a genuine, specific and intentional piece of encouragement, well that can change your day... and maybe your life.

A handful of women these past few weeks have really surprised me with speaking some specific encouragement and belief over me. The creepiest (read sweetest) part of all was that their words were almost identical (and most of them don't even know each other).

Each of them happened at events where I would've had something "greater" to share with Chris. Yet when I walked in the door and he asked me how it was, the first thing I shared was what they shared.

Words have the power to change our lives.

When was the last time someone said something like this to you?  Do you want to share what they said? Or at least how it impacted you? When was the last time you took a moment to intentionally encourage? Trust me, it's not wasted.

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30 Days of Thankfulness... Starting Now