The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:11

Have you ever been encouraged? Of course you have. Have you encouraged someone else? Of course you have. Then you know what it feels like to be the encouragee and to encourage. We all need encouragement, and we all need to encourage others. But for some, encouraging someone doesn’t come easy. Let’s face it, many circumstances in life are difficult and it drags you down. A well thought-out encouraging word can have longlasting effects on someone. Mark Twain used to say that he could go for three months on a good compliment.

Encourage someone today. Plan it out and make it memorable. Write someone you haven’t written to in a long time. Pick up the phone and call someone. It doesn’t take much but it does take some forethought.

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