Everyone appreciates receiving a little encouragement for their accomplishments. We are all somewhat like the little boy who said to his father, “Let’s play darts. I’ll throw and you say ‘Wonderful!’”
Okay, maybe that is an example of someone who craves a little bit too much affirmation! But we all do need encouragement. In this world where discouragement lurks just around every corner, let’s try to lift each other’s spirits when we have the chance to do so.
“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”—1 Thessalonians 2:11-12.