We make a lot of runs to our Twin Cities airport, so I’m used to passing the sign that says:
This is a caution…a warning we’re all familiar with since 9/11.
If you see something suspicious, say something and keep us all safe, right? Speak up!
“Use your words.” as we say to toddlers.
But I thought of that sign yesterday as I was leaving Starbucks. The barista paid me a compliment and I was beaming.
He didn’t need to say anything, and it cost him nothing. It made my day.
I thought of all the times I see someone wearing a top I think is cute, or I observe a teen being kind and polite, or a mom being uber patient with her littles… I want to be the person who always speaks up. The one who says something positive to a stranger or a friend.
I heard a wonderful story the other day about Mohamed Sanu, an Atlanta Falcons football player who received this note from someone who took the time to speak up – a family sitting behind him on a flight:
This family used their words to affirm someone they would never see again.
Life is hard. There is so much to discourage us out there, right? Let’s use our words to be each other’s best cheerleaders!
If you see something (positive), say something today.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thes. 5:11