Friends, over the past few days I have been overwhelmed with the kindness of the women around me. Several friends have sent me a note or a text (nothing big) with an encouraging word about Greener Grass. They only took a moment to send, but those words have made a huge difference in my heart. I was feeling very lackluster about work, a little discouraged, and unmotivated this week. Their words were just what I needed to find my enthusiasm and focus! They were such a blessing to me.
Trying to get a creative business off the ground and being a wife and a mommy are hard work. There are high high's and low low's. Nearly everyday we all face discouragement and obstacles. Sometimes just the daily grind is enough to have you wishing you could just climb back under the covers. And in my own life, and perhaps in yours, too, my biggest critic is myself and the loudest discouraging voice is my own. Sometimes it takes someone else to help me see the big picture and remind me of all that the Lord has done for me.
I am so thankful for kind words this week and I'm glad to be reminded how powerful they are. I hope that this will inspire me to go out of my way to be encouraging to others more often. What a gift it is to be able to spur each other along with something as simple as a kind word!
Does a little encouragement go a long way with you?
:: quote by Paul Chappell / image via encourage ::