Welcome folks to this weeks photo thread! Theme: Encouragement. I wanted to pick a theme that is important to all of us yet can be interpreted in many different ways. Rules: 1. Please submit only one photo per contest. 2. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place. 3. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread) 4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision) 5. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme) * To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread here * Good luck to everyone!