A simple step towards a better day.

I heard this for the first time from my pastor and then was surprised to hear it again from Diane Sawyer when I was watching the Oprah Winfrey Network on the elliptical a few weeks later. I’ve never forgotten it and am passing it along to you today so you can paste it in your kitchen window. This is simple… really, it’s quite hard to forget once you’ve thought about it once or twice:

“He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
Proverbs 11:25b

Got it? Read it again. Refreshing others generally means being kind or encouraging. Not sure where to start? Facebook is easy. Go make yourself say something kind to someone. If you can type, you could hit ten walls with drips of encouragement in five minutes. I genuinely hope that you do this. If you don’t feel like it… do it for me. And then come tell me about it so I can be encouraged. Deal?

Have other ideas about how you could (or did) reach out to someone today? Share them in the comments… and happy Saturday morning!

Jenn is the Founder and CEO of Cotton Babies. She holds an Executive MBA from Washington University. She was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Emerging Category for the Central Midwest Region in 2011. Among many other awards, she recently received a 2017 YWCA Leader of Distinction Award for Entrepreneurship. Jenn holds many patents on various inventions in a number of different countries and is listed as one of 50 Missourians You Should Know. She is particularly fascinated by languages, chickens, and children (she has four) when she’s not reading economics journals. Jenn offers mentorship to product developers at any stage in the journey from idea to shelf.