Encouragement, essential for a team being successful. I am blessed to be a part of so many good and successful teams at both work and church. Is everything always perfect? Far from it, but encouragement keeps the teams moving in a right and positive direction. Am I always encouraging? Not always, but working with such wonderful people reminds me that saying positive words of encouragement rather than negative words of complaint is so much more productive and beneficial for the team. I am encouraged often, and I want to do the same for others. So, today, I’m thankful to be a team member. I’m grateful for those around me who continually lift me up and help me to be more like Christ.