“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Speak words of encouragement to others regardless of whether they look like they “need it.” You really won’t know the profound impact this has on them in their day because you can’t know what they’re going through unless they tell you. They may be smiling on the outside and sad on the inside, seemingly confident but their spirit is crushed, look like they’re livin’ it up but actually be experiencing significant loss. Your encouraging word will not only bless them, but in one way or another, God will simultaneously bless you.
So encourage each other and build each other up… (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT).