Staying strong. It is something we all end up having to do at some point. I know that it is not easy but it is something that has to be done. When circumstances are not the best, it is a way to be there for those who need you. Thankfully, I have not had that many difficult circumstances, but I have certainly had to stand with those who have. Sometimes it is all that can be done. Sometimes it is all that is needed. Just being there for someone can often mean more than we know. Encouragement and support are powerful things. We can build each other up when times get tough. There is enough strife in the world but not enough encouragement. I know I want to be there for those I care about when they need it because I have certainly been the recipient of a lot of encouragement. We are entering the time of year where those we love can become even more important to us. I am grateful that I have my family and friends. I would think that is something most can have a degree of gratitude for. If you’re looking for a way to make a difference, go and encourage someone today.