An accountant who had worked for a business for many years who committed suicide. People wondered why he took his life. When examiners reviewed the company’s financial records, not a single cent was found to be missing. Everything was in perfect order. They couldn’t find any reason until they found a note he had written. It said, “In 30 years I have never had one word of encouragement. I’m fed up!”
Everybody wants to be appreciated and encouraged. So let each of us be sure we take our gift of encouragement, strengthen it through lots of practice and use, and take it with us and use it generously everywhere we go. And especially use it much at home.