Encouragement goes along ways. It helps people overcome feelings of loss, hopelessness, depression and can press through sad times. Encouragement is like medicine that stirs the depths of us to press forward, overcome and find victory.
Sometimes just the simplicity of saying "everything will be alright" or "your going to do great" can make all the difference in the world. Encouragement is an extension of the very fruits of the spirit, an extension of love and compassion and is a powerful seed that when sown can produce great fruit in the lives of others.
Be an encourager and sow seeds that are fruitful.