Two friends. Five words. One minute or less. 

That’s all it took to encourage me yesterday.  I received two separate messages from two different friends that said, “I am proud of you.”

I thanked them but I doubt they realize how much their words meant to me.

According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary the word encourage means “to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.”

My friends put courage into me.  They gave me the guts to keep writing and moving toward my goals and dreams.  We all need those words sometimes.

Thank you to everyone who has ever given me “guts”.