When things get tough with whatever it is we are doing or experiencing it is amazing what a word of encouragement can do for our spirits – wherever that word comes from: friend, family, neighbour or complete stranger. When your whole body aches if you’re doing something physical; when you’ve had enough and are about to give up on something that has taken a long time or doesn’t seem to be bearing results: when someone gives you a simple word of encouragement it gives you a real boost. A word offered at the right moment to someone can make the difference between success and failure.
So today, look around you, be aware of what someone else might be doing or going through; and offer a simple word of encouragement. You could make all the difference in their life today.