Sometimes I feel like I am helpless to combat all of the problems going on around me. A personal goal I have is to not be helpless. I have an acquaintance who is much older than me and going through a tough time with health problems. I didn’t know what to do to help and encourage him, so I prayed about it. After receiving an answer of a small thing that I could do, I simply wrote a quick note of support and encouragement. Men, and especially older men, don’t ever like to show that they need support or help. I figured it wouldn’t hurt, but if it helped a little than I did something. Then yesterday, he shared just a small little positive thing in his life, and I realized that my quick note of encouragement was directly related. Maybe I did a small something to lighten his load? It may not have been much, but if it touched him, I was not powerless to help out. Who can you encourage today?