Written by Lee Wise


I opened my email and read this from my friend Jim: "This is probably directly from God. I had a long chat with Keith yesterday about my need to be an encouragement to him.

Thank you forrepparttar thought and good ideas on how to be what I need to be."

I had shared with Jim some ofrepparttar 123965 simple thoughts you are about to read. Then Jim sent me his note.

You know what? I loved it! Such a simple thing. "Just" a note.

I was encouraged.


I like to think of encouragement this way:

*"Encouragement is giving a moment of sunshine torepparttar 123966 soul of another person."

Just a moment of sunshine. Let me repeat that: "just a moment."

Many times that is all we need, right? It was a short note from my friend.

Very short.

I doubt if it took him more than five minutes to write and less for me to read.

But it touched my heart.


The beauty of encouragement is that it can be delivered in so many types of "packages."

It is as creative and thoughtful *as I am.*

I can send a note, say a kind word, surprise someone with my own unique "sunshine basket" as my wife calls them, take an extra moment to "connect" with a person by my smile, And...

You completerepparttar 123967 rest!!

It's Time To Create Your Yearly Theme!

Written by Maria Marsala

Did you have a theme this past year? Will you have one for next year? Themes can make your life fun and focused. Have you ever given a birthday party and asked people to bring gifts with a "garden" or "fishing" theme? I know someone who asked people to bring something they made themselves! What wonderful ideas! To actually get what you want at your party!

A theme can help you get what you want out of life, too. Anyone who is evolving, can be helped considerably by having a terrific support network. Well, themes are part of a person's support structure,repparttar part that comes fromrepparttar 123964 inside-out. When you have a theme forrepparttar 123965 year (or month, or quarter), you will be pushed forward towards your goals automatically. Why? Your theme will help you keep focused by providing you with a starting point during your decision making process. Creating a theme isrepparttar 123966 first of 24 steps towards creating a strong "Personal Foundation," a program that many coaches offer their clients.

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