I have been praying for more of that in my kids and people’s lives.
Because life is hard.
After a bit of a rough start to this school year that evolved into negative self talk our girl came home with this note today. We screamed, we danced, we are eating way too many sweets to celebrate, and we are speaking LIFE that encourages her today. We are speaking words we have spoken so. many. times. AGAIN and AGAIN but they have a new weight today because her teacher noticed. And affirmed her effort. And she is glowing. We also reminded her that on the rough days she is just as lovely and loved. But encouragement along the journey matters friends. She has it written all over her face.
Yes, life is hard & it is beautiful- keep growing friends and if you need encouragement today I am praying you find it- and even before we receive may we offer it to each other because it shifts our worlds, it changes our trajectory, & gives us the audacity to be brave to know others are FOR US.
My we offer encouragement & kindness freely today because speaking words of life to another is NEVER wasted,