Encouragement is like a nice gift you can give yourself,
a present wrapped with colorful consideration;
Take a little time to look back, look around, look ahead,
jettison today’s feeling of frustration.
Of course, there’ll be unexpected things today!
Interruptions that interfere with some plan,
Go ahead, turn on that amazing brain you’ve got;
Give yourself a smile and say, “I think I can!”
Banish that anger and discouragement!
Of all of this stuff your Heavenly Father knows;
Pray for wisdom and protection and help,
this is how a caring person like you grows.
by Elaine Hardt ©2017