Not just Superman needs sun light to regain strength.
Has the winter been long? I can feel a resounding yes from everyone that just read that last statement.
I think cabin fever is another way to say it.
There is not much I can do about the weather, but there is something I can encourage you in.
Just as Super Man needs sun light to regain strength we need a figurative sun light in our lives to regain strength as well.
I call it appreciation. I know the tough ones out there are thinking, “I don’t need that, I’m strong and confident in myself.”
Yes, and you are also human. We are wired to love and be loved.
Now how do you think we go about getting some of that light of appreciation?
By giving it away first!
I tell my kids everyday to, “encourage everyone.” Then I ask them, “Why?” and they say, “Because when we encourage others it encourages us return.”
It all goes back to a very simple but mostly forgotten law. The law of sowing and reaping. When a farmer goes out to the field to plant corn what comes up? Corn, not beans.
I would encourage you today to try it out. Give away some of your light, “encouragement”, to someone else and watch it produce a harvest in your own life.
A Few quotes on Encouragement I dug up for you from my stash.
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.” ~ George Matthew Adams