STOP AND THINK – Every time we encourage someone, we give them a transfusion of courage. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author)

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to encourage another person—just a simple word of thanks, a short note, or even a smile. It does more than just cheer up a discouraged friend. As Swindoll hints, the word itself suggests that it boosts the courage of the one receiving your kindness. What a worthy pursuit: speak kindly to give others the courage to go on.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).