WFMW: My Encouragement Bowl

I have a pretty bowl sitting on my desk.

It’s full of love.

It’s my encouragement bowl.

For the last 3 years, I’ve tucked little notes of encouragement, thank you’s and what-not notes, into it’s porcelain hands.

When I’m feeling discouraged or overwhelmed or under-appreciated, I go to the bowl for encouragement.  Sometimes I just look up from my laptop and labor and let the written words remind me that I’m not alone.

My tip: get a bowl and fill it with encouragement.

p.s. got my cute bowl from Dayspring



Comments

  1. 2

    says

    LOVE IT! I especially love the black/white with red bowl. I have my Inspire File. I keep inspirational things in it to cheer me up and inspire me.

  2. 3

    says

    I love that idea! As an educator, we often get nice notes from administration, and like a personal bowl at home, it is always nice to keep those notes tucked away in one’s work desk drawers for those special days when you need it. :)

  3. 9

    says

    I LOVE your idea! Thanks so much for sharing. For years I kept all the thank you notes I received in a file folder, but I never once looked at them again so I started tossing them, and that just felt bad too. Now I’m going to follow your suggestion. (At one point when I had tiny children I was encouraged to make a list of my “successes” – little things like I made a difficult phone call, or the living room was tidied each night for a week – to review when I was discouraged. It really works and helps to put things in perspective.)

  4. 11

    says

    What a great idea! I have a box in the closet where I save letters and cards but I think it’s a great idea to keep them out like you do. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 18

    says

    Love the bowl and great idea…I kinda have one of those on my desk and it’s a catch-all for my ephemera and memorabilia. I made the sweetie pie pops TWICE now for Valentines Day and they were so loved by my family and very easy to make…try it you’ll like it ;)

  6. 19

    says

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