"When he was a young boy, Benjamin West attempted to draw a picture of his sister, but he succeeded only in making a mess. His mother saw his creation, kissed him on the head, and remarked, 'Why, it's Sally!' He would later say that it was that kiss that made him an artist--and the great American painter he would become. Encouragement is a powerful thing!" Who knows what one of our words of encouragement might lead to! Source: Chin, Peter. "The Power of Encouragement." Our Daily Bread Aug. 10, 2019.