The Power of Encouraging Words
The other night my son Andrew came home from working out at the Y and told us that a custodian had stopped him in the hallway and told Andrew he “looked like a champion” after working out.
Andrew said he just wanted to hug the guy because it made him feel so good that someone noticed his hard work lifting weights, but he felt kind of awkward so he just said thanks and kept walking.
When he got to the exit door, Andrew decided to drop his bags and run back to thank the guy for encouraging him.
The next morning Andrew said he’d decided that any time he gets a nudging in his heart to encourage someone; he’s going to follow through. Not only because of how much it will mean to them, but also because of how good it makes him feel to do it.