Be a Source of Encouragement

Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all. Deborah Day, author

I just had an email from Virginia Read, the 94-year-old woman who planted the seed for my book, Mom’s Gone, Now What?. She wrote, “Don’t rest now!” and asked me about my next project and suggested possible themes.  

If Virginia had been in my life sixty years ago, heaven only knows what I might have accomplished. “Thanks, Virginia, for your faith in me and your relentless push forward.” 

We all need someone in our life who sees our potential, pushes us to accomplish more than we thought we could do, and is relentless in their vision for us. Without receiving the usual outside stimulation during this pandemic, this is a time when we especially need to support others and be supported.

Affirmation: I support myself and others. 

Coaching questions: Are you a person who needs challenging or are you the challenger? Or both? If no one is in your corner right now, be your own best friend and heartily support yourself. 

Photo by Austin Kehmeier on Unsplash

4 thoughts on “Be a Source of Encouragement

  1. Mershon. Love reading your posts!  Every day advice.   Good to have reinforcements from a friend from  way back.  Being somewhat alone with this virus has been challenging,  as it has for everyone,  but have enjoyed your down to earth common sense .  Stay safe and healthy good buddy.Kathy (gras)  Patton 😜Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone

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    1. So good to hear from an old friend! So many memories…. My heart goes out to you living alone. It’s difficult enough with a partner. I’m glad you’re finding my posts meaningful…that’s what keeps me going. You stay safe too!

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