Encouragement is positive motivation intended to promote advancement.
“Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.”
—George Burton Adams Educator, Historian
“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”
—Mary Kay Ash Entrepreneur
“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
—Roy Croft Poet. Exerpt From Love
“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
“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.”
—Haim Ginott Educator, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Stories About Encouragement
Submitted 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...
Submitted by Brandi Bilbrey
I have a son who is now 5. He was born 12 weeks premature. When he was born, the doctors told me and my husband that the odds...
What Next? Sing
Submitted by Linda
It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Moving from Austria to France was a whirlwind of activity. Finally settling down to...
Everyday Hero Stories
Miss James is my hero because she encourages me to try new thing. She was the person who encouraged me to join FFA and...
After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired...
I met Janet Connolly when I got my first REAL job. My first impression was that she would be one of those tough supervisors....
Pass It On
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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