We received a sad news today. Someone we know committed suicide. A few weeks back, I readCindy’s post about one of their friends also committed suicide. I do not know what the real cause or reasons where – there could be some clinical depression associated with it. But the question that comes to my mind is “would some words of encouragement have stopped them from committing suicide?” I do not know. But one thing I know is that words of encouragement is a powerful force. It works for me – all the time. When I am down or stressed and someone gives me some words of encouragement, it makes a huge difference in my ability to overcome whatever difficulty I have. And if you add to the words my love language which is “service”, then it’s golden
Have you spoken a word of encouragement to someone today? Or maybe you need to send a note of encouragement. Maybe a comment on a blog (hint! hint! – he he).
Let us not procrastinate. Let’ us encourage someone now before it’s too late . I will.
“We Are That Family” is now hosting the “Works For Me Wednesday” blog posts sharing. Go there for other tips on what works.
P.S. and if you are on the other side, of you need he encouragement, please do reach out and let us know how we can encourage you.
In March of 2007 I wrote a post on suicide. I thought I should link it here too. Click here to read it.