The Joy of Encouragement

21 Mar

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

author of Window Wonders



We can be encouraged by what we hear-
Words are powerful; of this we are aware.
But nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.

It’s wonderous what a hug can do-
A hug can cheer you when you’re blue.
A hug can say, “I love you so”,
or “I sure hate to see you go”.

A hug is, “Welcome back again”-
and “Great to see you, where’ve you been?”
A hug can smoothe a small child’s pain,
and bring a rainbow after rain.

The hug- there’s no doubt about it,
We scarcely could survive without it.
A hug delights, and warms and charms-
It must be why God gave us arms.

Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,
Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers.
Kittens crave them; puppies love them.
and politicians are not above them.

No need to fret about your store of them-
The more you give, the more there’s more of them.
So stretch those arms without delay,
and give someone a hug today!

The message of this poem is “encouragement”-
When we touch someone with the love of God,
It fills a void;
That is my intent.

We are to encourage one another.
I know that I am encouraged by what I sense,
by what I hear, by what I read.
Reach out and touch someone-
Sense the hunger, sense the need.

Footnote: Learn to build up, not beat up.
The command to encourage one another is found
five times in the New Testament. It’s addressed
to all believers. It is not conditional, it is not optional.
It is a command.

“He climbs highest who helps another up”
Zig Zagler

5 Responses to “The Joy of Encouragement”

  1. timelessitaly March 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    Hugs are vital to existence. Human touch is a must….


  2. Louise Gib son March 21, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Paul Lenzi, I read your profile. We seem to have a lot in common. Thank you for your support…very encouraging.


  3. Old Things R New March 21, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    Hugs are so important there are even symbols for hugs to be used online. I am terrible with remembering the symbols so I will send you the only hug symbol I know (((hugs))).

    Anyone else havehug emoticons to share?


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