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Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement.
Colby Dorr Dam
Therese of Lisieux
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.
Lady Bird Johnson
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
...there are persons who seem to have overcome obstacles and by character and perseverance to have risen to the top. But we have no record of the numbers of able persons who fall by the wayside, persons who, with enough encouragement and opportunity, might make great contributions.
Mary Barnett Gilson
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...
Love BombSubmitted by Cleaves M. Bennett MD
I parked my car in the large crowded lot and walked toward the supermarket. A blond woman passed me pushing a nearly full cart to her car. She smiled at me and said hello. I did the same. She was a plain Jane, probably in her 40s. She reached her car and began unloading her groceries. I walked back toward her and...
Don't WorrySubmitted by Mike Ford
Five years ago during training to be a softball umpire I was assigned to be behind home plate in my very first game. The varsity catcher looked at me and asked if it was my first game, I said yes and asked, "Does it show?". She just looked at me and said "DON'T WORRY YOU'RE GOING TO DO JUST FINE". That one...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Kim PSubmitted by Dave Poedubicky
My hero is my wife. I am a 41 year old colon cancer survivor. She did not let me feel like a victim, and her love helped me persevere. She was strong when I couldn't be. She gave me hope when I thought the worst. She let my cry, but didn't cry herself. It was only after my ordeal was over, did I understand how...
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...
Clay YoungSubmitted by Clayton Young Jr.
My hero would have to be my dad. It is a proven fact that every boy needs a positive father figure in their lives. My dad would be a great example of that to me. He is a man of honor, loyalty, and respect.
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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