Like respect, the best way to get it is to give it. The more we encourage others, the more encouragement we will find in our lives. It’s about adding value to others. They won’t always reciprocate, in fact, many times they won’t. It’s not about the reciprocation. Just the act of generously giving encouragement to another will lift your spirit and fill you with an inexpressible sense of contentment.
Not only is it better to give than to receive, the only way to receive is by giving unselfishly. It may not make sense, but it is true. The more we give, the more fulfilled and at peace we are. If we give to get, it doesn’t work. We must give for the sake of giving and benefiting the other.
So be encouraged today by giving encouragement to another.