The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Sometimes encouragement is the best form of lifting someones spirits or pulling them out of the hole that their stuck in. Life throws you a lot of pot holes some deeper then others and you never know when one can be so deep that you start to climb out of it and you realize you need a little boost, or someone at the top reaching down a hand for you to grab onto. The only thing that I’ve noticed is you never know when someones gonna give you that boost. Today I met with a friend of mine that I’ve known for 9 years now and boy has he pulled me out of those pot holes a good amount of times. He’s always been there to give me a push too when I need it. I hope that everyone that reads this has someone like that in their life! If you do make sure the next time you see that person you thank them with a hug or pat on the back thanking them for always encouraging you. Whether its from relationships to earning a degree. You know who else I’m talking about too? God! He’s always there for guidance and encouragement and you should know he always has been available and always will be! He’s got a vacant sign lit up waiting for you to call on him ready and willing! He watches you every step of the way, sees whats naughty and whats nice. And he’s way cooler than Santa. Sorry Santa but I know God gives me gifts in life that I need and when I need them and even when I think I don’t. I’m not hating on Santa here but we all know God doesn’t only come once a year! Besides that God has you in the palm of his hands while santa may only have a big sack upon his back filled with toys for the girls and boys. Encourage yourself to know that Gods YOURS! And YOU are HIS!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6


-Rob J. Mitchell