Encouragement is one of the most valuable commodities in any one's day. Whether President of a nation or instructor of a flight crew or hanger of wallpaper, everyone needs the cheering process. I am an encourager and for good reason. I began adulthood highly disappointed and discouraged.
But do you know....are you aware of the principle of encouragement? It's so simple that it is far too often completely missed. How would you guess encouragement comes? Sow it. Sow encouragement.
How many I know who want encouragement; yet complain because they don't have it. I believe them. They are not lying. They don't have encouraging things come their way. But there is a reason; they do not sow encouragement.
Begin with one phone call or one note or three. Tell someone what it is you like about them; what you appreciate about their work habits or life skills. Say so. Many of us wish....but we fail to say. Should we fail to plant by saying.....a harvest of being said back to us is not coming for we never planted it.
We reap what we sow. Sow complaint; you draw complainers but not encouragers. Sow appreciation and the same will return. Set out to build a garden of encouragement and then expand into farms. I experience a rich life of encouragement. Yet, you might want to know that years ago there wasn't much of a crop coming in. The change didn't come about because "they" did; but rather because I did.
Sow lots. Believe in people and tell them so. God will grow substantial crops.