Encouragement goes both ways

I called a friend the other day, she needed a pep talk.

After 10 minutes of complimenting her, telling her how awesome she is, boosting her confidence, etc. she was feeling much better. She went on to have a great day and week.

But something else cool happened… After that phone call I felt great, too. Just speaking all those positive words out loud made them “real-er” in my life too. (now that I think about it, I might have needed a pep talk also 🤷‍♂️).

As it turns out: When you encourage others —> you encourage yourself. Making others feel good —> makes you feel good.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a great day, encouraging those around you.
Love, Joel

Kid made this at school. My eyes are a little off, but he captured my jaw line pretty well I think.