• Lauren Freckles

Root Cheer Float

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

"When We Cheer People On"






Could you imagine watching a sporting game where there were no cheers? Picture complete silence when someone scored a goal. It would probably make for a very dull game. Not to mention, I don’t think the players would play as efficiently. Why? Because we all need that motivation and affirmation that tells us, you did a good job, keep going. I see you.


Well, I believe it’s the same for everyone and everything else in life. People need cheers. Your family needs cheers; your friends need cheers, hey, you need cheers!


How we cheer people on

These days cheering people on is simple. You know that like button on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube well those are cheers and you can use them on anyone, even on a stranger. Or you can go the conventional way or what I consider the more personal route by talking to someone or writing them a note. You can let them know that you believe in them and that you’re proud of them.



Did you know you could cheer yourself on too?

Ok, this might seem foreign to some of you and possibly weird to others at least that’s what I thought when I first experienced this; but years ago I was at my house when I overheard a relative downstairs clapping. When I went downstairs to investigate, I learned that he was clapping for himself. At first, I thought it was strange, but then he told me that clapping was what he did to stay motivated when he was working.


You see, my relative learned to encourage himself. He didn't require a stadium full of applause. He was his biggest fan. Now I find myself cheering myself on. Cheering for yourself means that you don't have to wait for someone to tell you that you’re doing a good job or to keep going, you can encourage yourself on the big and small wins.



Now let's be honest, cheers from ourselves are great, but it's always nice to get a cheer from someone else. That's the reason why I chose Root Cheer float for today's recipe because cheers can cause people to float, and rise to the top. When we cheer people on they can feel encouraged to keep moving forward and keep pursuing their dreams and goals. Most of us stay motivated and perhaps more focused when we know someone is cheering for us. So pay it forward and be a cheer in someone’s ear!


Well, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to share your personal “When you cheer people on” recipe with me. Some of the best recipes are the ones that are passed down. Until next time, Chef Ya Later!


Ingredients


Encourage others. (Root at their game, clap at their performance, give them a word of encouragement)

Encourage yourself ( maybe it’s a clap, a jump, a hop, a skip, perhaps it's taking yourself out to lunch. Don’t forget to celebrate the small and the big wins. Be proud of yourself. You’re a big deal!)

Pray for peoples success. (Say a quick prayer that someone would grow and become better)



Special Note: I haven't perfected this recipe, but it gets better and better every time I make it!







Sometimes its helpful to write things down when you're not sure what to say. Here's a sample idea!




I like to use daily affirmations in the morning, but you can also have an affirmations board. You can write down what you want to say to yourself on a daily basis and write down what (You) consider a big win. Perhaps it's something personal like finally forgiving someone that you've been struggling to forgive. It's different for everyone and that's okay!



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© 2019 chefyalater -Lauren Freckles