Happy Monday to everyone! I hope that y’all had amazing weekends! I went to a wedding and saw Train in concert. If you haven’t seen them before, they do not disappoint!
I am so excited to have a guest post today from a fellow Kappa Delta, Haley. Haley writes for Sorority Stylista, so be sure to check out her other posts or follow her on twitter – @_haykathryn!
At a young age, I was taught that the best things in life are free.
Although I am a sucker for a new pair of shoes or a Lilly Pulitzer
dress, those aren’t the objects that bring me true happiness. In fact,
the things that make me the happiest aren’t even objects, they’re
actions. The action that I truly feel everyone should possess is
In this day and age, it seems like people try and
put you down more than they try and build you up. As humans, we should
want to see others succeed, not fail. I really feel that people shy away
from encouraging others because they feel they do not have the
abilities to do so. Encouraging others does not require a mass amount of
money or frivolous items. It simply requires a loving heart and a
I wanted to share with you some examples of how you can encourage others with your God-given abilities:
to start off a friend’s morning in a positive way? Send her an
encouraging text saying that you were thinking of him/her and hope that
they have a great way. Have a friend that is nervous about an upcoming
exam or assignment? Let them know that you believe in him/her and that
you have faith they can accomplish the task. Know someone who is going
through an illness or has a family member experiencing an illness? Send
them a card to know that you are willing to do whatever you can to help
out and that they are not fighting their battle alone.
However, don’t just limit your encouragement to the
people you know. Step out of your comfort zone and share some
encouraging words with some strangers. It is as simple as complimenting
an outfit, or letting a new employee at your favorite store that they
are doing a great job.
As you can see, being an encourager is a very
special gift that God has given each one of us. Think about the last
time someone encouraged you in your time of need. It is now your time to
give that encouragement to someone else. In reality, it takes minimal
time to completely make someones day through your encouragement.
Jesus said: “Therefore, encourage one another, just as you also are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
What are some ways that you encourage others?