while i sew i often try to find something to watch or listen to, you know to keep me company. the other day i was listening to this sermon on encouragement. part of the message was about a study that was done that found that for every word of encouragement we receive, there are 6 criticisms. ouch, right? i'm guilty of thinking nice things about people and not always expressing them. that's gonna change. the speaker went on to talk about how "refreshing others" will in turn leave you refreshed. those who continually build others up will in turn be built up.