“Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often
a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.”
The first image that comes to my head is the kids I volunteer with. In our seminars or training to be volunteers they explained that listening to our kids, and being a positive influence in their lives is the biggest impact you can make. Encouraging and guiding someone is great, but if you are an empathetic listener you have already done them a great service. So before you brush someone off think about how much they might need you to listen.
Victoria I want you to know: I am here for you and that I will be your support beam when you falter. I will do my best to be there for you whenever you need me. I love you sweet heart.