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Your encouragement can have great power. One reason why is because everybody needs to be encouraged. The night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre, he was carrying:

-Two pairs of glasses.

-A small velvet eyeglass cleaner.

-An ivory pocketknife.

-A large handkerchief with "A. Lincoln" stitched in red.

-A tiny pencil.

-A brass sleeve button.

-A fancy watch fob.

-And a brown wallet with a Confederate five-dollar bill.

But Lincoln also carried 8 newspaper clippings that he had cut out and saved. All of those clippings praised him. Everybody needs encouragement.


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