Encouraging Others

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thess 5:11

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the definitions of encourage is: to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.

Most of us get the idea of encouraging, but really, how often do we do it?  This site poured out from my own love language.  I need encouragement and I know others do too.

So ask yourself truthfully, when was the last time you encouraged someone?  When was the last time someone encouraged you?    I hope it hasn’t been too long.

What encourages you?  For me,  it is often your comments that keep me going!  God told me to write my story(ies) but I really had no idea what His plan was for me (and still not totally sure) until I did the work.  When your responses come in, I can see His hand at work and I am forever grateful that He would use a wretch my like me to encourage you.  It still blows my mind.

I thank each and everyone of you who has left a comment and shared your heart.  Every comment is read and treasured (some I have even printed and saved). Thank you for encouraging me!

I want to know how someone else has encouraged you.  What did they do or say?  I’m working on a new book and I need all the input I can get!  But most of all, I want you to start thinking along the lines of encouraging others.

What can you do to make someone’s day?

* Leave a comment on their blog
*  Send a card
* Email
* Write on their Facebook page

As KLOVE says on Mondays, Go MAD (Make A Difference).


  1. I think just taking time to stop and truly appreciate the kind words or gestures of others gives me the shot in the arm I sometimes need to keep going.
    When I make my husband’s lunch, I sometimes write a little love note on his napkin. One day, he wrote me a note when I’d been running around all morning. It said: I love you and appreciate you for all the things you might think are taken for granted.
    Totally made my day and the note is still on the side of my fridge 🙂
    Thanks for this post and the great reminder to offer encouragement.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I think for me, the BEST times are when I read something encouraging in Bible, share it on Facebook, or even with one other person and it encourages them as well 😉 And of course your blogs are encouraging….after all that’s why I’m here 😉

  3. I feel like I’m encouraged daily through my blog. There’s something about a kind word or a note that my words have helped someone that keep me going when I’m having a rough day. And those words translate into real-world witnessing because I then have the courage to approach people in my life.

  4. You are a wonderful encourager, Mel! Keep it up!

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