This little pastel sketch is one I did quite a while ago. I was thinking about the words, "You can do it!" They grab the heart, arresting it from the precipice of fear and doubt. We all have unfed pockets that hunger for encouragement. What I've noticed, though, is that there's an interesting boomerang effect that's put into motion when we are the first to offer encouragement to others.
What 'goes around, comes around' in fascinating ways. It may not be a straight line that connects "A" to ""B", but for the person who's watching and listening, that encouragement DOES find a way back home to roost. I've seen it happen countless times. When we live to be a voice of encouragement , we will end up BEING encouraged - sometimes in the most unexpected ways. This principle reminds me of the ancient proverb,
"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25
It's a fun experiment to test! Try encouraging others for a week! Let me know how it boomerangs for you!
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