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If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Christian D. Larson
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Lady Bird Johnson
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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.
Harvey S. Firestone
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
Inspiration/Encouragement Thomas Hathaway "Coach"Submitted by Michelle
This one is for you Coach Thomas Hathaway (1932 to 2012). "Coach" was my college cross country and track coach at the University of Indianapolis from 1989 - 1992. He had an amazing way to encourage and inspire his high school, collegiate and recreational athletes whom he coached over the years. He ran a total...
"Don't Be Affected"Submitted by Michael B.
When i was younger i was smaller than all the other people in my class. So a lot of the kids used to make fun of me and bully me. But there was a lot of other small kids at the school who got bullied too. But the next weekend i saw a midget and i went to talk to him and i asked him "did you get bullied when you...
EncouragementSubmitted by Stephanie
I love to sing, but was afraid to go up in front of everyone. I met my best friend in choir class and she was very friendly. She looked at me and said, “Hi! My name is Hanin, what’s your name?” I replied, “Hi… my name is Stephanie.” She was the first person I sang to, besides my family. Hanin asked me, “Can...
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...
meredith LSubmitted by Riley lessard
My wife gave up her job she loved to stay home with our kids due to educational issues. She researched an idea for two years then took it to our local school board and now is a motivational Coach for girls ages 8-13. She teaches them self esteem, self confidence, self awareness, non bullying, non cyber-bullying...
Calvin MannSubmitted by Heather Miller
I would like to nominate Calvin T. Mann as my hero! A coach for more than 28 years he has served as an advocate for children and youth ensuring educational opportunities for more than 75% of youth he coached. Today he is a community leader and advocate in building families through boys and fathers a consuming...
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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