Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Wednesday's Word of Encouragement

NOW adverb

\ ˈnau̇ \

1a: at the present time or moment

LATER adverb

lat·​er | \ ˈlā-tər \

1: at some time subsequent to a given time

Adorned with neon flip flops, beach towels, sunglasses, swimwear, and a fist full of dollars we jumped out of our mom’s car and raced together to the tollbooth checkin stand - the only thing separating us from the overcrowded city pool. We could not get inside fast enough - yes, to dive into the cool over chlorinated water, but also to trade our money in for sodas, Fun Dip, Nachos, and our favorite Now & Laters. Summer was bliss swimming with friends with a mouth full of flavors like apple, cherry, and the coveted banana.

Thinking back on my childhood days like the one above, I never remembered saving my favorite candy for later - because it was all about NOW! Encouragement is just like a NOW & LATER. While it is still sweet and enjoyable at another given time it is even better at the current moment.

Let us encourage others now so that later our memories will bENCOURAGEd to be so sweet!



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