Pilar Arsenec is a legal secretary by day and a writer by night. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, singing and cooking. You can connect with her on her blog, Ordinary Servant, www.ordinaryservant.com.
Encourage: to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.
I like that definition . . . to inspire with courage.
Well, I definitely like to inspire, but I’m not quite sure about the courage part.
I love to read or watch stories of ordinary people who overcame great odds and succeed in their dream.
There is nothing more inspiring. I simply can’t get enough of it.
These stories give me hope. They help me keep going and not give up.
I can recall many times in my life where I just wanted to call it quits. I was struggling with depression and felt hopeless.
Everything around me looked grey. I couldn’t see a light at the of the tunnel. I didn’t believe things would ever get better or change for me.
I’m thankful for all the saints God sent my way to pray and encourage me in my darkest hour.
I believe their prayers and encouragement got me through it.
You never really know what another person is going through.
They could look fine on the outside, but be in total despair on the inside.
Never underestimate the power of a smile.
You just never know what a simple smile or hello can do for someone suffering from depression or hopelessness.
This is why I encourage others as much as possible.
What is one thing you can do today to help encourage someone?