What is one memory from your past where someone showed great admiration towards you?
To this day, decades later, I recall my mother regularly packing my school lunch for me. While doing so, she frequently would include handwritten notes, expressing support, encouragement, affirmation, and love. These folded pieces of paper were sometimes the keys that made the difference in my day.
While it may not be notes in a lunch box, think about how we communicate encouraging messages to one another on a daily basis. Smiles. Hugs. Words of affirmation. Pats on the back. Uplifting words via text or email. No matter the method used to communicate it, even what seems to be the tiniest affirmation can carry another a long ways.
Lord, help us to communicate affirmatively to all those around us, so we can make a positive difference in their lives. In Your name I pray, Amen.