en•cour•age•ment - the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
Moments before this picture was taken, our tenderhearted Josiah was all by himself, crying. A boy had tripped him at church, not stopping to apologize or see if he was ok. He was more offended than hurt. The tears were fresh and he was struggling to get his "happy heart" back on. Instead of threats or ultimatums, we simply gave him the encouragement he needed to flash that million-dollar smile.