Posts Tagged ‘build up’

Need A Lift

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I got a word. A good word. Yesterday, I was assigned to work with a teacher that I don't usually get to see during my regular schedule.  The school was being visited by some big-wigs and they needed me to cover a few spots while they did their thing.  As I walked up to greet her….she smiled a big smile and covered me with thoughtful words.

Teacher (excitedly):  I was so glad to find out it was YOU covering for me!  It took a great load off of me.  I know you can handle anything! You rock!

Me:  Thank you, that's the sweetest encouragement!  I needed that!

Talk about a pick-me-up!  Wow!  Sister may never know just what that little bit of kindness did for my spirit.  I floated high on her words the rest of the day.  She built me up whether she meant to or not.  I took her words of affirmation and let them wash over me.

She blessed me.

While I was getting ready this morning for school….I reflected back to that moment and realized WE ALL NEED ENCOURAGEMENT!  I'm talking about genuine kindness not false flattery.  Anybody with half a brain can tell when it's a true word of encouragement.  Don't make the mistake of missing opportunities to bless the people around you.

It can change their life…

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thes. 5:11

I suppose we don't notice how important compliments or positive encouragement is until we actually receive it.  If you work in an environment that is negative or live in a family that constantly finds fault—then you understand how important it is to build someone up.