What is the value of encouragement? How do you measure it?

I read a thought provoking post from Ngina Otiende  on how to respond when your hubby is grappling with unemployment. She has 8 things to do instead of feeling envious of others, frustrated or mad at God.

The post got me thinking of when encouragement is most likely to be appreciated…

It’s when life is a challenge.

Unemployment is a challenge.

Illness is a challenge.

Change is a challenge.

Specific challenges don’t last forever. (fortunately)

Challenges, however, are unending… New ones keep on coming!

A drop of encouragement

one small blue heart

Encouragement in the rough spots

is worth more than praise in the spotlight. <Tweet This>

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What do you think?