“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My friend Lora posted something on Facebook the other day, and I can’t shake it from my mind. It is powerful beyond what she even realizes, and I thought it deserved a broader audience. The next time you start to criticize something or someone, be it on social media or out in the “real” world, I want these words to be in your mind.
Maybe you’ll think twice.
Thank you, Lora, for passing along this wisdom and direction. It is appreciated.
Without further adieu…
To the pregnant women on social media posting constant updates and belly pictures, I love seeing how excited you are to become a mommy. #babybump
To the women posting “selfies”, thanks for letting young girls know that it’s okay to love yourself and to feel beautiful! #youareenough
To the mom posting a million pictures of her kids, it makes my heart so happy to see parents so proud of and loving their babies! #momlife
To the married couple constantly posting “sappy love posts” thank you for being a reminder to the next generation that all hope isn’t lost and happy marriages most definitely DO exist. #livelaughlove
To the gym enthusiasts and healthy eaters posting constant gym selfies and progress pics, thanks, you show change is possible with motivation and determination. #yourock
To the work from home moms who are constantly posting about their businesses, thank you, you are showing your kids you can do anything you put your heart and soul into. #wahm
To the people who are constantly posting inspirational quotes, thank you, someone out there needed to hear those words you shared 🙌 #encouragementisneverwrong
To the person posting pictures of your meals. You’re making me hungry. #foodporn
Let’s stop being annoyed by everything and start lifting each other up! 😘
Now, let’s go out there and be good to each other, shall we?