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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
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
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
Booker T. Washington
You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
ConcertSubmitted by Cris
I don't have a story to tell, but want to thank you for the ad on Fox TV which airs every morning. It was just on again and I got a lump in my throat again watching it. It shows a little boy playing the piano at a concert and the theme is Encouragement. I look forward to it every morning. What a wonderful way to...
Encouraging Others.Submitted by
“Everyone find a partner” says my coach. We are about to start the 8th grade weight training. The coach says to make the kids feel welcome when they come in. When the 8th graders walked in the door, I saw the nervous in their eyes. When I saw them I could remember myself the year before when I was doing the same...
Tough LoveSubmitted by Bob R.
56 years ago when I was 15, I was in a class room goofing around with a bunch of guys. Jim Huxel, the Principal came into the room, grabed me by my ear and took me to his office. He gave me swats with a heavy wooden paddle. I asked him "Why, why me? There were lots of guys goofing around and you only took me....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Tim VSubmitted by Rev. Robert Overstreet
Tim V. is a terminally-ill individual who has been battling cancer for over three years. He is 47. Doctors gave him six weeks to live the first of February, 2010, but he is still going strong as of July. Tim is not an ordinary kind of survivor; he is a joyous encourager of others who are also cancer victims. He...
Joe Jonas sSubmitted by Annemarie
My hero is Joe Jonas, because he inspired me to sing in front of people. Now I sing in front of my friends and my parents and they all say I'm amazing.
Pam BSubmitted by Steve
For the past 17 years, over 700 Junior High students have been loved, had their eyes opened, had their self esteem magnified, made friends and were set on a path of confidence through Pam's efforts. She conceived of, organized and launched a program she calls "Sunrise" in the community where she teaches....
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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