Encouragement for September 12th

Guess what today is? I’m sooooooooooo excited! Do you want to get on board and spread some sunshine in the world today? Yes? Awesome!

Did you know that September 12th is National Encouragement Day? Since 2007, every September 12th is celebrated as a special day to pour some encouragement into the lives of the people with whom you come into contact on National Encouragement Day. This could be friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, the mailman, store clerks, the trash pick-up service (what would we do without them?!), the babysitter, your bus driver, the bank teller, YOUR DENTIST!!!! Yeah…..don’t you ever wonder what it’s like to see sour faced patients come into your office for their bi-annual cleaning?

Here are some simple things to get you started thinking about how to encourage someone today.

1.)   Take your neighbor some baked treats.

2.)   Call your spouse in the middle of the day and say something nice.

3.)   Tell your adult children how wonderful you think they are.

4.)   Write an encouraging note to someone.

5.)   Take someone to lunch.

6.)   Pay for someone’s coffee or meal in line behind you.

7. )  Mail a card to someone who you know needs a “lift”.

8. )  Compliment someone on the long ride up in the elevator…or at least say “hi”.

9.)   Buy the receptionist in your building her favorite candy.

10.)  Take some flowers to an elderly person.

11.)  Before you are tempted to say something snide, rude, negative or discouraging to anyone, whatever the situation…..bite your tongue!

There…..isn’t this fun?  BE ENCOURAGED! And by the way….keep rowing your boat….you’re doing great!!!! Don’t give up….I know you can do it!

Love, grace and peace,

Willie

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