At my college graduation, the emcee requested that the audience hold their applause until all graduates had walked across the stage. When I crossed the stage, however, I saw my father leap to his feet and yell, “Way to go, Rick!”
During my youth, my father wasn’t someone who gave much affirmation, but in that one moment, I knew my dad was proud of me! He provided needed affirmation that continues to encourage me to this day.
Hebrews 3:13 teaches, “But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”
If you have someone graduating this month, or someone at work who finished a key project, take time to encourage and affirm them.