[Risk No. 359] I noticed Sammy and the thought came to me that he was someone who invested his time in community and in family – two simple, but vitally important places to serve. I honored and thanked him for his commitment to others and reminded him that God noticed.

Many times God wants us to appreciate/honor others for the small ways in which they bring Him glory and make life better for the world. Don’t miss an opportunity to remind someone that even the often unnoticed aspects of service matter to God. An encouraging word goes farther than we’ll ever know. It’s likely to even touch the heart.