As you can see, it was a beautiful day at the soccer field yesterday. As my son was working on his skills, I watched and listened to another team practicing.
The girls were running around the fields as a team. They all started out together, but as the yards wore on, they began to spread out. One girl kept getting farther and farther behind.
As the girls began crossing the finish line, they began to line up and cheer one another across the line. The last girl was really far behind. I mean, like 2 minutes behind her teammate. Instead of laughing or complaining, they began chanting her name – “Let’s go Charlotte, let’s go!” (Go ahead and clap/clap, you know you want to!)
It was beautiful! Actually, if you know me, it brought tears to my eyes! Girls can be especially harsh sometimes. So to hear these girls genuinely cheering for her…well, it warmed my heart.
Sometimes we need someone cheering us on. Sometimes we are the last one to come across the line. Sometimes we are hard pressed to make it over the line. But when we hear someone cheering out our name, clapping their hands for us, we get that last little bit of encouragement that we need to push through.
So be an encourager to someone today. You never know, they might feel like they are at the end of the line and need someone to cheer them on. Go ahead, be their encouragement, be their cheerleader!