The Energy of Encouragement: How Affirmation Can Lift You and Everyone Around You

The Energy of Encouragement: How Affirmation Can Lift You and Everyone Around You

by Janet Brady-Powell

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Overview

What would you do if you had the ability to positively impact someone’s day, someone’s week, someone’s life, someone’s destiny? Would you seize the opportunity to do so or would you even recognize the opportunity if it came your way? Each of us has the ability to touch someone else in a significant way, but many of us are either too preoccupied, too intimidated or feel too under-appreciated to reach out to others.

Too often employers forget to thank their workers, principals overlook the hard work of their teachers, parents highlight their children’s failures but forget to praise their successes and neighbors go out to their driveways and pick up their papers without taking the time to say, “Good morning” to their neighbor.

We encounter people every day, in one form or another, yet too often we do not take the time to give them a little part of us. We forget to send a note of thanks for the gifts we receive. We do not send flowers to the coworker whose mother just passed away. Learn how you can encourage others in your daily activities. No one is so busy that he or she cannot be a blessing to someone else.

Life becomes more fulfilling when you live it with an attitude of giving. When you take the time to value people you become enriched yourself. When you encourage people you too become uplifted. When you strengthen people you become stronger. When you forgive others you experience freedom and peace. Begin to assess how you can become an energizing encourager through your words, actions and affirmation. Discover the endless possibilities of living your life in a giving way. Allow yourself to receive as you give kindness and understanding, care and concern, love and forgiveness, to friends and strangers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933204529
Publisher: VMI Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Janet Brady-Powell earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College, a Master of Theology and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was on the brink of pursuing a doctoral degree when her husband, Charles, popped the question and she could not resist. They’ve been married for over four years and she does not regret the day she walked down the aisle to become his wife. Teaching has always been a part of Janet’s life. She has taught adults in the Adult Education program as well as sixth graders at a private Christian school. Janet is the owner of Precision Tutoring Services where she tutors students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. She is the founder of Precision Ministries geared toward helping women become the best they can be through the power of Jesus Christ. Her ministry is geared toward encouraging hurting people in tangible ways. It is not uncommon for her to buy groceries for families, mail packages to those in need, and send money to those God lays on her heart. A native of Jamaica, she loves the outdoors and savors fresh fruits ripened by the sun. She is energetic and loves to chat with people, whether it’s while running on a treadmill in the gym or in an airport terminal while waiting for her flight. As a twelve-year cancer survivor, Janet views each day as a blessing from God. Her mission trips to South America, West Africa, and Mexico have given her a greater appreciation for the differences between people groups and a greater sensitivity to their needs. She believes that people from all cultures blossom when they are encouraged and affirmed. It is her desire to help women learn how to water one another the way God has watered her life.

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