Offer Encouragement as they Start Something New

Life presents many moments when a loved one may be questioning, “Can I handle this?” and in this sweet audio story, Katie tells how a little encouragement can go a long way. Just before her daughter Maggie begins her first post-college job, Katie lovingly reminds her in a greeting card about all the ways she’s prepared to make her first day great…and that she’s ready for this pivotal step in “adulting.” It’s little moments like these that not only boost our loved ones’ confidence, they strengthen the bonds between us.

When you know someone needs a little encouragement, why not find little ways to bolster their confidence? Acknowledge their courage and their strengths. Celebrate what they’ve accomplished so far. Remind them, “you’ve got this.” Not only will it make their day, it just might be carry them forward through a challenging stage of life.