Dear Praying Friend,
Every week we take Fulton on what we call his field trip. You can imagine how excited he gets when it’s time to go. Fulton has been going to a new place on his field trip. We used to take him to Cracker Barrel. He loves Cracker Barrel! But lately he’s wants to go to O’Charley’s. He worked there a year leading up to the accident. When we’re there, usually a couple of his fellow waiters come up and love on him.
The last time we were there, one waitress came to our table and hugged him. She then started telling about how awesome he’d been at getting tips. She said he’d get to over $100 night after night. She was bragging on him and he loved it! For just a few minutes, he could reflect about what a good waiter he was. You can see why he would want to go to O’Charley’s. He gets so much honor.
It’s a small thing for them to brag on him but not to Fulton. All that encouragement and praise brings joy to his life. I got to thinking about how just a tiny ounce of encouragement can make all the difference in the world. Good news for Fulton, there’s love being passed around at O’Charley’s and he gets to bask in it. It costs so little to praise another but that praise is priceless.
Do you know someone who needs praise? Give it to them. Take it from Fulton, the effort is well worth it!
Paul wrote, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10