An Encouraging Word

A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished. (From the Talmud, Jewish text)

It’s often difficult to have just the right words to say when you’re trying to encourage or motivate a friend who is having a difficult time. That’s where the wise saying you’ve heard from someone or read from a good book, perhaps the Bible, can be helpful. Read widely, listen carefully, and you may be prepared to bless someone with an encouraging remark.

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up (Proverbs 12:25).