You like it when somebody says something nice about something you did. Right? Sure, everybody’s like that. We all need to be encouraged. It helps us to want to do even more. Don’t you think so? Do you know how to encourage somebody? And do you know when? Is there really any way to know? Yes, there is. Read on, and I’ll share it with you…
Knowing how to encourage somebody should be easy. Just tell ’em what a good job they’re doing. Or how pretty or handsome they look. Or just a simple thank you for a job well done. It’s not hard to come up with something nice to say if you think about it for a few seconds. But now I have another question for you. When should you encourage somebody? That might seem like an easy question, but I have a surprise answer for you. First, you tell me when you think you should.
Is it when they do something good? Or when they do something well? Or when they help somebody else? Or when they get dressed up? What do you think is the right answer. Well, all those answers are right. But none of them are the surprise answer I told you about. Can you think of one other answer for when you should encourage somebody? Give up? OK…I’ll tell you…
You should encourage while today is called “Today”.
Do you understand what that means? Well, how many days are called “Today”? Only today. Right? But how often do you see today? Every day…right? So, when should you encourage somebody? Today! And how often is that? Every day! Wow, isn’t that cool? You should find something encouraging to say to somebody today and every day. But never put it off till tomorrow because tomorrow isn’t called “Today”. Whew! Is it crazy? Or do you get it? I bet you get it, and I bet you’re ready to go tell somebody something good. Am I right? Well, here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Tell somebody something good
And you could make their day.
But don’t wait till it’s too late.
Go say it now, today.
You could turn their day around.
So don’t you think you should
Go and find somebody now
And tell them something good?!