“How do you know if a man or woman needs encouragement? If they are breathing.”
Businessman and Founder of Chick-fil-a Truett Cathy was known not only as a fantastic businessman but more importantly a wonderful human being. Today’s quote by him is just a small snippet of this as encouragement is something that we all need from time to time to keep our inner fire burning brightly. Encouragement is that action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope in whatever they may be going through or what challenges they may need to overcome.
On wemakelivesbetter.com they listed 12 of the best ways to encourage someone:
1 – Smile!
4 – Catch them doing something right and let them know you noticed
5 – Share positive thoughts as soon as they occurs to you
6 – Praise effort and progress, no matter how small
7 – Tell them how they helped
8 – Boost morale
9 – Notice when people encourage you
10 – Introduce people with a few words about their strengths or achievements
11 – Give them a gift that shows you believe in them
12 – Celebrate
Please keep in mind that you have more impact and influence on someone more that you think. Let’s make sure we are an encourager and not a discourager.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?