This morning I sent a quiet message to a neighbor I do not know. I hope she received it. I saw her multiple times on my walk as she rode quite a distance behind her father on her bicycle. Each time I saw this preteen, she was struggling for balance, walking her bike up inclines, and looking horribly uncomfortable. Each time I saw her, I sent messages to her that I hope she received, “You are doing it. You are getting stronger. Keep at it. You are stronger than you think.” As I continued my walk, I realized that by sending her messages of strength rather than judging or ridiculing her in my mind, I did something magnificent for myself. As I continued on, thinking about the week ahead of me, I felt stronger myself. I felt my own strength. Positive thoughts ALWAYS win.