day 2866: Outbursts

“Let us think of ways to encourage another to outbursts of love and good deeds”

We hear lots of outbursts these days.  Words that fly off the tongue instantly with emotion and high energy.  We equate outbursts too many times with negativity, because that is what most are.  But, think of the outbursts that come from watching a sporting event and all of a sudden, the crack of the ball on the bat and before we can expect it the ball is soaring over the fence.  And what happens (well used to happen when we had fans in the seats)? A spontaneous, simultaneous outburst of pure exhilaration and joy.  Those are positive outbursts.  And, we can do the same with with others with whom we work.  We can bring on positive outbursts of recognition and thanks so that others will do the same.  Enthusiasm is contagious, so we can spread it around as much as we want and it will only make things better.

I love that God wants us to encourage others.  It’s such a simple act that can go a long way.  And the best encouragements are the spontaneous ones, right there on the spot, with an outburst of motivation and belief in someone else. Today, there will be a moment where we can provide an outburst of encouragement to someone else. Watch for it and be sure to not miss the chance.  It will means a lot to them and also feel really good to do so.

Reference: Hebrews 10:24 (New Living Translation)

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