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The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Lady Bird Johnson
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
Jerome P. Fleishman
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Christian D. Larson
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
Never Say Never To Your Dreams.Submitted by Alex G.
starting my freshman high school year I wanted to follow my oldest brothers steps of playing in the Mountain View high school soccer team. I failed, I didn't make the team. I seemed to have given up on playing for the school soccer team, but I caught myself trying again the next year. My dad said it takes skills...
What Next? SingSubmitted by Linda
It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Moving from Austria to France was a whirlwind of activity. Finally settling down to write calms me. Welcome back to me! Her frame is small but her voice is BIG. I love to open my window to listen as her words come up and over and spill into my kitchen. It’s not so much as...
RedemptionSubmitted by Alicia Wilson
My childhood was not great, divorced parents and being raised by a stepmother who clearly did not know what love was. Every Christmas, I longed for a Victorian doll house. I would wait up anxiously hoping the doll house would be under the tree. Every Christmas the little girl awakened with a broken heart. Fast...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Melissa BryantSubmitted by Jeffery J. Wright
I have been knowing Melissa for eighteen years.I never in my life met a strong woman like her.She went through so much but never gave up her faith in God.Before she got back on her feet she was struggling.But she still would reach out to others.Like always feeding the homeless and just giving aways her cloths...
Ardis WSubmitted by Chris
My hero is my grandma. She has always been there even when I was a baby. My grandma has always encouraged me to believe in myself and do my best. My grandma now lives in Stevens Point so now I can see her more often. My grandma encourages me to graduate from high school and do my homework. I love my grandma.
Jeanna JamesSubmitted by Ashley Wery
Miss James is my hero because she encourages me to try new thing. She was the person who encouraged me to join FFA and changed my life for ever. I never pictured myself being a chapter officer, let alone running for chapter President next year. She encouraged me to try a speaking contest my Freshman year and from...
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It is ok to live life one second at a time, other than one day at a time
Christina Denny, Puyallup, Wa
If you leave behind a single vestige of your passage - let it be encouragement. No single relic costs so little and has such worth.
An act, a gesture, a helping hand. A positive word placed correctly can produce results unknown or realized in your time. The germination of a thought or an action in others can be produced years later on this invisible chain.
Be secure with your words for they can both help and harm with exponential power. Your interactions can be devastating in their consequences,unrelated to your motives. Both self esteem and potential can fall victim to a misplaced word or action. Unknown accomplishments may go unrealized by self confidence misplaced.
Be wise, that what is contained in others remains unknown and private,needing to be respected or left untouched. Your dealings should be free of self interest or intention. For like any contact the sensation will be unique for both. Rewards may be exclusive, never shared or directly tied. Let the best direction for your actions be as the Hippocratic oath commands “First do no Harm”
Russell Champlin, San Jose, CA
A life lived with courage includes a lifetime of encouraging others
Jennifer K, Washington State
Your commercial on Encouragement is fantastic...if only ALL commercials could be like this...Thank you!!!!
Patrice , California
Temos que ser encorajados e encorajar as pessoas, acreditar no potencial do ser humano. We have to be encouraged and encourage people to believe in the potential of being human.
Anderson, Colatina - ES Brasil
Just saw your 'Twinkle, Twinkle' advert. Beginning had me cringing, as expected, but by the end I had a lump in my throat. Beautiful, much needed campaign. Thank you.
GREAT DAY, Thank you for the little boy at the piano. The word of "ENCOURAGEMENT" is 1 of the foundations our house will be built on with LOVE and INTEGRITY
Dan P., Cocoa,Fl
I appreciate your spot that reminds us to treat each other encouragingly. Alfred Adler said children need encouragement like plants need water. I think children are not alone in this.
William A., Minnesota
Never underestimate the impact that your belief and faith in someone can have on their life. That kind of goodness is so powerful that it, alone, can turn the tide of the world.
Thank you so much for this beautiful organization and for inspiring me.
I would like you to show a video where a little school child is crying because of a little bully and a kind teacher stands up for him. Thanks for all you do for others. You are #1
Maria P, Miami, Florida
There is a very valuble class that i believe our president should implement in schools several times throughout the learning experience called Love and Logic. It teaches people how to handle situations and learn from them without the use of pain and put downs. We should all come together to put this in action in all schools today. These tools of encouragement are probably the most effective way to a better life.
Jana A, California
I just saw the spot on encouragement with the little boy at the piano. It left me with such a great feeling that the mastro took that moment to augment the feeling that the little boy was feeling. Thanks for such a positive spot.
Arlene Sanders, Raleigh, NC
At 71, I ignore most commercials on tv. When one of yours is on,I watch it. Keep up the good work!
Bert S, Florida
Encouragement (little boy at the piano)is the best ever! Never ceases to bring tears to my eyes, thank you...
Bill H., Colorado