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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. Wow, Dawn, I’m reading this post right on the heels of Shelly’s, and the lesson continues. If I want to be remembered as an encourager, as a woman who built into the lives of others, I need to adopt some “cheerleader” practices into my every day living!

  2. Thank you Dawn, for this reminder !

    I can be a Cheerleader for my young adult Daughter, her Fiancé, my closest friends as well as my hubby , who is just starting back cycling after years of not doing it.

    I also like to encourage and be a Cheerleader in the forum I’m part of for the life altering lung and heart disease we share. We all tend to be Cheerleaders fir one another.

    Great job and thank you again Dawn. That’s huge to be able to be a Cheerleader to all of those students as you watch them bloom.

  3. Thank-you Dawn for sharing,
    It’s wonderful how you’ve led by example. I thought of the people in my life who have cheered me on, and for that I am grateful. And yes, there is always someone that we can give an extra cheer to, when better than today………………
    Have a wonderful, blessed day all,

  4. The cheerleader is a role especially significant to those with ADHD. I was so stunned to read this recently; I come from a long line of folks who struggle, and we have long relied on each other to push ourselves through difficult projects and even daily tedium. The validation that we were helping each other tangibly by doing so (instead of just wasting each other’s time) was so reassuring. Encouragement truly is a superpower!

  5. Dawn,

    God has made me an encourager. I am constantly encouraging or uplifting people. I do my best to tell hubby how much I appreciate his working hard at a job he doesn’t like. often times I will send cards, emails, or texts to people letting them know I care. Everyone needs some encouragement at times. This world can be tough to navigate-especially for young people. It is very helpful to people’s self esteem to get come encouragement. Thank you for leading by example & showing us how to cheer & encourage people.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Cards, emails, and texts are such easy but often overlooked ways to send a dose of encouragement. Getting something in the mail is always a treat—it just makes you feel special.

  6. Wow, Dawn! Thanks so much for sharing this!
    “The best way to serve was not to take on more work for myself but to delegate authority to others and then step aside and become their cheerleader.”

    This is a new perspective of purpose in team-leading for me, opposing my natural tendency to try carrying everyone’s burdens for them. It’s a total game-changer and guilt-eraser to look at delegation as opportunities to let others shine. I needed that. 🙂

    May God bless you!