Hope will not be doomed to disappointment because the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  - Rom 5:5

Reflection.  Did you know that children do better in school when their parents encourage them to have a hopeful, positive attitude?  Parents have the power to give their children a gift more valuable than anything money can buy, namely the gift of hope and encouragement.  A pat on the back goes a long way.

Prayer.  Lord, help me to feel Your encouragement, as I am encouraging others.