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.”