You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. (Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh, cartoon characters)

This thought was so important to Christopher Robin that he urged Winnie, “Promise me you’ll always remember.” Maybe we can learn from the cartoons a very helpful lesson in relationships. Words of encouragement will mean a lot more to your friends than criticism and judgment. Be honest and loving. Your friends will grow as will your friendship.

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