Are you an Encourager?

We installed security cameras last weekend. We have wanted them for a long time and finally pulled the trigger.

They allow for a little piece of mind.

Each and every day, I watch as the men in our home leave for work. They are punctual and professional. They are not always excited to go but they are wonderful providers for our home.

One morning last week, Courtney and I were talking. We spoke of the appreciation we have for our husbands. We spoke of how we never want to take advantage of being able to stay home and provide the necessary things needed for a home including peace and tranquility.

Thank you to the heads of our home. We appreciate you more than words could ever say. We hope as you walk through the doors at the end of a long day that you feel true love and comfort we try and provide to you.

No matter your job. You might be the provider of money, you might be caring for children, you might be caring for a parent, you might be a volunteer.

Everyone and I mean everyone needs encouragement. It might come in different ways and it probably isn’t everyday but let people in your life know you see them.

I ran into a friend and her daughter at the splash pad. It was a quick hug and a “so good to see you” moment. We were on our our way home and they were just joining in on the fun. Later in the day, I received a text. It said

“It was good to see you today!! You’re such a great BB!”

Oh my word.

Do you know what that means? I’ll tell you what it doesn’t mean

It doesn’t mean that I would be any different if I wasn’t noticed.

It doesn’t mean that I will perform in front of people to be watched.

It does mean that my actions towards the sweetest little boy is visible.

It means that the way my heart feels is noticed on my face.

Thank you for the encouragement sweet friend. I can be a fill in BB for your little people anytime!

Do you receive thank you notes?

Do you write thank you notes?

I’m horrible at writing notes but this weekend I received one. It spoke of thankfulness and filling a need. The best was when the words of doing life together jumped off the page. It’s about a last minute swim dates and swatting a wasp from the ceiling. It’s about giant hugs from little girls. It’s about secret dates in the Hideout.

Life is full of opportunities for encouragement.

Last night we attended a retirement party for our brother in law. A man entered the room. I knew immediately who he was. I watched as his mannerisms were the same as they were in 1976 when he was my 5th grade PE teacher. My favorite Coach EVER.

About an hour later. I got my nerve up, knowing he wouldn’t know who I was and approached him. I needed to at least hug him and tell him how good it was to see him. As I approached, he looked at me and said “Charma Locke!”

What! You remember me?

How could I forget that smile? Words of encouragement that went all the way to my soul. He didn’t remember me for my sassy behavior. He didn’t remember because I was a rotten kid. He remembered because I smiled. Thanks Coach

Don’t forget to stop even for just a moment and speak kindness.

Speak encouragement.

You never know who needs it today. It might be the person you love and spend your days with. It might be the stranger in the grocery store.

Just smile.

It might be the only thing you have to give that very day and it might be exactly what they need.

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover πŸ’œ Wife of Steve for 36 years πŸ’œ Mom to 2 grown kiddos πŸ’œ BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph πŸ’œ5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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