Use Both Hands

30 10 2012

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11

The standard response I receive to the daily inquiries of “How are you?” is “I am hanging in there.” It used to be “I’m fine”.  “Hanging in there” seems to indicate that we are doing what we can in what might be challenging times.  It is understandable. Many aspects of our lives seem a little more intense – finances, relationships and work.  As a result, we need a little more resiliency to keep moving forward.  It is important to take even small opportunities to encourage one another. I used to say in response “hang tough”.  Now, I try to encourage people to “use both hands”.  I hope it is a small acknowledgement, that things may be tough and that I need you to do your best to survive it all.  I hope it is a minor but persuasive way to encourage the people that cross my path.


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