You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. (A.A. Milne, 20th century English author)

“Promise me you’ll always remember,” said Christopher Robin to his favorite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. And his words could be an encouragement to one of our real-life friends in a time of discouragement. That may be all someone needs to help them rise up to overcome the disappointment of their day. This year, try to be an encouragement to someone every day.

 The words of the godly encourage many (Proverbs 10:21). So encourage each other and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).