Be an encourager. All of us need a word of encouragement. Often a smile or a kind word is all that is required. It is impossible to measure the impact of a word spoken or an act of kindness at the right time. All of us need encouragement. Every person you meet is struggling with something. You may never know what it is nor do you need to know. If the person is breathing, there is some struggle taking place. A kind word costs absolutely nothing, but the rewards keep multiplying. Be sincere.  Be thoughtful. Sometimes just your presence is all that is needed. A note of encouragement works wonders. It can be read and reread. It will be kept. Reach for the telephone and call someone with a word of encouragement – now. You will be glad that you did.