So encouragement. Don’t think you can walk up to random people and give them a compliment? Brighten their day? Make them feel special?
Of course you can silly!
Here is a little story of how it can work, and help:
Our post office people in Lockport have a reputation for crankiness. They used to drive me bonkers. But the more I stop by there with orders, the more I see the silliness they must cope with. So I decided to hand out some compliments, and hopefully add to their day in a positive way rather that add to their drudgery. –I complimented one woman’s ring, another day I noticed the other woman was more tan (turned out she is going on vacation), another time I commented on how well the man was handling all the crazy passport business. I did or said other little things for patrons. And you know what? It worked! Hallelujah! Now I get grins, jokes, and better service. And sometimes, we get other patrons to smile too.
Just like the birds on a wire, who will always make room for another, we can always make room in our hearts to encourage another of God’s family. It is something we can all do. And it takes seconds. And it reflects back to us–it encourages our selves. It pays it forward. And it eventually will spread like wildfire. Encouragement. Everyone can do it.