Giving encouragement to others is a most welcome gift, for the results of it are lifted spirits, increased self-worth, and a hopeful future.
The purpose of pruning is to improve the quality of the roses, not to hurt the bush.
So often we think that to be encouragers we have to produce great words of wisdom when, in fact, a few simple syllables of sympathy and an arm around the shoulder can often provide much needed comfort.
The beauty of the written word is that it can be held close to the heart and read over and over again.
Our children do not need a makeover, they just need to be understood. If you understand their emotional needs now, you can save them a lifetime of searching for what they never had as a child.
For some, transformation comes quickly, but for most of us, the changes are gradual.
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