The Joy of Encouragement

16 May

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

author of Window Wonders



Written applause carries a special

power all its own.

It is tangible evidence of appreciation

that can never be overthrown.


Penned praise can be savored.

It can bring joy to a heart.

Email may be a time saver –

But a handwritten note is set apart.


Has someone done you a favor,

even “gone the extra mile?”

Touch their heart with a letter

It makes their effort worthwhile.


We don’t do “good works” to be praised,

that is truly not our intention.

God created us to serve our fellow man.

It is heartfelt intervention.


“H-m-m-m Wait a minute, please!”

This lady has changed her mind –

While penning my thoughts I received 3 emails,

Each one of a kind.


One, especially, touched my heart.

Its words I want to savor.

I simply pushed the “print” button

And did myself a favor.


The lesson I just learned is so true.

It isn’t important “how” your communicate –

Just be sure you do!


Handwritten note copy

4 Responses to “The Joy of Encouragement”

  1. Old Things R New May 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    A lovely poem!!


  2. Louise Gib son May 16, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    DiVoran, you are too kind! Thank you for your encouragemernt (I might add that YOU are a master at that).


  3. divoran09 May 16, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    You are a masterful writer of poetry, m’dear. I liked that one.


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