We went biking yesterday. Jordan spotted a trail of logs lined up on the ground and took a detour. Off the bike, he hopped from one trunk to the next. Teetering on the edge of one, he said, "It's too far, I don't know if I can make it."
"I think you can," I said, as a way of permission.
He grinned. "Because you believe in me? That's why I can do it?"
"Yes," I said, "Because I believe in you!"
He took in a determined breath and made the jump exclaiming, "I did it!"
I marveled at the power of believing in someone. What strength that provides. What confidence. What a difference it can make.