Providing encouragement to help our partner reach their goal is important. Whether that goal is a 10-pound weight loss over the next year, or riding back to back century rides over the Blue Mountains on a bicycle, Teri and I are not shy about being cheerleaders for each other. We know whatever the goal there will be setbacks. We know there will be times inspiration will lag. But when we encourage each other on a daily basis, we help smooth over some of the potholes on the road of life. Such encouragement makes any goal, not matter how formidable, seem less daunting.