They'll think you're up to something! :-D
And maybe you are! God's work for God's people.
Folks are really just trying to be the best folks they can most days, but some days, it just doesn't work for us. Maybe all we need is a cheerleader, and pick-me-up, someone to remind us that we're not defined by our mistakes or foibles or even our outward appearance.
And besides that, God made us! There's something great about that alone, right? There's lots of reasons to focus on someone's positive points, but that one's a biggie. And focusing on the positive aspects of someone's life keeps us from looking for the negative, right?
So go ahead, tell somebody...everybody:
"Nice smile!" :-)
"Great job!" :-)
"Thanks for just being you!" :-)
"I really appreciate how you persevere through it all!" :-)
"Ya know, you're pretty cool!" :-) ;-)
Smile! :-) You're spreading a little cheer today! :-) And thanks! You're a beloved child of God, and I think you're pretty cool too! :-)
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)