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You Can't Do It Alone

 Today's society tends to promote the concept of being an island.  We find ways to separate ourselves from others rather than being part of a community.  We build tall fences around our yards to keep others out.  "Too often we start out to build a nest in which to live, from which to fly and to which we return; sometimes we get so involved in building that we eventually build a cocoon completely around ourselves creating a prison." – Fred W. Smith


Everybody needs somebody.  None of us achieves anything without the help from others.  We all need friends who can help us to persevere through the tough times.  We don't grow in isolation. 


We hope to be a friend when you are going through those difficult times.  We want to be a resource of encouragement and of hope to lift your spirit when it is needed.  We want to be a part of your personal community.


The great Muir redwoods have a remarkable root system.  These trees do not grow like pines or oaks with individual root systems.  Rather, their root systems, while relatively shallow, are completely interconnected.  The trees themselves are all outgrowths of a parent tree and they grow around the parent tree in a complete circle.  That circle is called a "cathedral."  One of their keys to survival is their ability to hold each other up with these merged roots.  No known wind can topple them.  Virtually no disease can kill them.  They thrive in fires.  They are knit together inextricably and bound together in the longest living family on record.


That is my image of community.  It is not just support from a distance or a noble feeling.  It is the realization that we are bound up together for life and woven together through our roots that hold us all up through everything that comes.  Not only can we not do it alone, more importantly, we are not meant to do it alone.


"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." - Philippians 2:4

Encourage Others and Change Their Worlds

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.  A smile. A word of optimism and hope.  A "you can do it" when things are tough." - Richard M. Devos
Everyone needs encouragement.  And everyone, young or old, the successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous, who received encouragement is changed by it. 
Encouragements impact can be profound.  A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change his or her life.  A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage.  A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach their potential. 
What does true encouragement look like; the kind that changes lives forever?  To encourage people is to help them gain courage they might not otherwise possess - courage to face the day, to do what's right, to take risks, to make a difference.  And the heart of encouragement is to communicate a person's value.  When we help people feel valuable, capable, and motivated we somtimes see their lives change forever, and then see them go on to change the world.
You have a responsibility to encourage members of your family.  If you are a business person, the effectiveness of your team increases in proportion to the amount of encouragement you give the people you work with.  You have the privilege of sharing encouraging words with your friends that may help them persevere through a difficult time.
Our goal is to encourage you and in turn we hope that you will pass that encouragement on to others.  It has been said that each of us impacts 10,000 other people in our lifetimes.  What a difference it would make if our impact on those lives was positive and hopeful.  Encouragement changes lives.   
We are passionate about making a difference!

 We are committed to you, to helping provide encouragement, or a positive word when you and those you know may need it most.  We hope to be a part of your every day life, your personal community.  Further, we hope you choose to be a part of ours.  Subscribe to our newsletter.  Tell others about this website.  Forward our newsletter to someone you know that could use an encouraging word.  It is free, fresh, and filled with wisdom.  Read our blog.  We are trying to make a difference.  Will you help us?

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If you wait until you can do everything for everybody instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody.” – Malcolm Bane