Encourage Fiercely

When you offer critique, do so gently.

When you offer encouragement, do so fiercely.


I’ve had a number of Pastor Scott’s tweets in the queue but this one always just sticks with me. If you want to know how to bless someone today just encourage them. Say a really kind thing to someone on social media. Tip your food server way above what you would usually tip. Text a friend you haven’t heard from in a while. Instead of saying “I’ll pray for you” say “Would you mind if I prayed with you? Right now?” Do this without any strings or conditions on the other person. This behavior begets more of this behavior. Seriously.

I would humbly like to extend this tweet and say, “if you feel like you must critique someone, maybe forget the critique and encouragement them instead. Fiercely.”

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.