How do other people see you? Are you an encourager or someone who always seems to find faults? Life can be tough and I for one, love to surround myself with encouragers. I feel good around them and it motivates me to continue on, despite the challenges. I am grateful for friends who will listen to me not only when I'm happy and enjoying life, but also when I am discouraged. I'm amazed at how energized I can become from a phone call, an email or a card just when I seem to need it. Friends can be like that! It motivates me to try to treat others that way too...to come alongside someone who needs a shoulder to cry on or to laugh with.