Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I read this incredible post yesterday and it validates my thoughts and writings on my encouragement blog and website exactly.


Here are some thoughts from Barry Buzza's article in the Tri City News on January 21, 2010.

"Because everybody needs to give and receive encouragement. It takes courage to live in our world and life has a way of sapping that courage from us. The stress of work, bills, sickness, traffic, relationships, grief over loss, failure, accidents and family — even good stresses such as moving to a new home or neighbourhood, starting a new job, getting married or having a baby — tend to sap our daily intake of courage. Then we add a negative comment from a spouse, a child who disappoints, a pointed quip from a fellow worker, a pushy driver behind us, a negative news report or an assignment bigger than we can handle, and the discouragement side of the scale outweighs the encouragement side.

We all need to be encouraged regularly, to be around others who are encouragers and to give back our own words of encouragement. Someone once said, and I’ve found it to be true, that it takes seven words of encouragement to balance out one word of discouragement."

I love the ministry of encouragement. I think that is the single most important thing we can do for others…and it’s alot more than just words. It involves awareness, insight, communication, understanding, risk, courage, I could go on and on. Who knows what tragedy could next be avoided if we take the time to encourage our fellow sojourners on oftentimes tough path of life.

For more info see How to encourage

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