Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wonders Beyond Measure



“What wonders a bit of encouragement can do! It’s one of the most awesome treasures God has given us – the ability to inspire, motivate, and reassure others. ~Barbara Johnson~
Encouragement is a very big thing if you think about it. It’s something everyone requires. It’s something everyone needs to be able to give. It has the ability to be used for the good or the bad of others and ourselves. It carries with it tremendous power and the ability to perform great wonders.

Long before I was cured of my epilepsy I began to write my autobiography. I wanted to thank the people who were there for me through thick and thin during my epilepsy. The purpose was to express my gratitude for them being my encouragers, cheerleaders, and strength when I needed it the most. All of which stemmed from the encouragement they unconditionally had offered me. It wasn’t so much their words for me as it was the grasp of their hand. Even as I type tears revisit my eyes thinking about this special form of encouragement.

This silent form of support said a lot to me. For every seizure I had there was always someone near by holding my hand as they patiently waited for me to return from the seizure I was coming out of. The seizures have long since gone but the grasping of my hand will never go away or be forgotten. That is what encouragement is all about. It’s being there beside someone taking the time to reach out to say, “Hey, you’re not alone. You can do it. You can make it.” It doesn’t have to be in words it can be in a hug, a grasping of the hand, even a smile as they all carry their own message of support and love.

Encouragement indeed is a wonder that is world wide. A treasure or resource not restricted to one certain place, providence, or person. It’s the back-up we give out that will take others through tough times. For every note of encouragement we give the world is right there trying to match it with some sort of discouragement.

That’s why it’s important we should never leave a day behind without leaving some form of encouragement also. A card in the mail, a voice on the phone, a hug, and a smile may be the very elastic or inspiration someone needed to bounce them back in place to keep them from breaking.

A grasping hand holding on to a gasping heart does wonders beyond measure. God does it for us. We need to do it for others.

© 2010 Karen J. Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing

6 comments:

Marsha Y. said...

Karen,
"..the grasping of my hand will never be forgotten." How true!

God bless you! ...Marsha Y.

Miriam Pauline said...

Great reminders Karen! Thanks for sharing.

Tami Boesiger said...

A grasping hand holding on to a gasping heart does wonders beyond measure.

Amen friend. Amen.

Chocolate and Coffee said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing Karen. Blessings!

writingcanvas said...

A grasping hand holding on to a gasping heart does wonders beyond measure.

Ahhhh yes! Thank you so much for sharing today!

greatbrainidea said...

And I whisper yes.
"A grasping hand holding on to a gasping heart does wonders beyond measure."
And I copy these words and tape them up.

Thank you.

All Thru Him.