Encourage Me

By: Emily Eileen Moreshead

Society is filled with negativity; the news coverage glories tragedy and shocking stories that make you cringe and cry for the world. When did we stop highlighting the good in the world in favor of the terrible? Well fear not, Readers. This is not your typical blog!

We don’t say hello to our neighbors; we don’t wake up happy and full of hope. But we all crave hope; we search for faith and we yearn for happiness. Let’s encourage each other just because it’s the right thing to do. I don’t know about you but it’s only Tuesday and I’ve had a difficult week. So in case no one has told you today, please remember:

You made it so far. No matter how old you are in this moment, you survived up until now. That’s big. Congratulate yourself.

You work hard every day, even if nobody acknowledges you. Good job!

Smile, your mirror will thank you.

Even if you do not know it, there is somebody who is thinking of you and loving you when you believe no one cares.

Writing down your feelings helps you understand your emotions so when you cannot find the words to say, channel the words through the power of penmanship.

Do one thing you love every day, even if only for a few moments. Stretch your legs. Walk. Run. Rest. Read.

Take time for self-care. After all, you need to love you first.

Pray for those who ask, even if you cannot see the power of prayer. You may not see the reason, but it could mean the world to them.

Be Kind. Kindness blooms. Perform a random act of kindness. It will help you more than the recipient.

Be the reason someone is happy. Apologize. Don’t dwell in melancholy.

Let it go. If someone hurts you, it’s a reflection on them, not you. Don’t reciprocate the gesture in anger.

Calmness can be attained. It’s worth it.

Treasure your family and your friends, and only remember the good things.

Life is short, even when it seems long. Enjoy it.

 

What would you add to this list? I’m sure we all know of a few more. Share with us!

 

 

 

 

 

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