Bruce Toews (masterofmusings) wrote,
Bruce Toews

A Challenge

I think that encouragement is something that most of us could use more
of. When I think of this, I think of the golden rule: Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you. I want to be encouraged? Fine. Can I
control that? No. Are there others out there who want to be encouraged?
Of course. Can I control whether or not I encourage them? Sure I can.

So I challenge everyone who reads this to pick someone, anyone, whom
they don't normally compliment or encourage. Better yet, everyone, take
two people. Write to them, or pick up the phone, and just tell these two
people how they're making a positive difference. Give these two people
the sort of message that you yourself would like to get. This isn't a
chain, I didn't get this from anyone. There's no bad luck promised for
anyone who doesn't do it, there's no good luck promised for anyone who
does; you're not somehow a worse person if you choose not to, none of
that crap, I just think it would be cool if we found a couple of people
to encourage and just did so. I'll be doing it, I hope you all do as
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