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George M. Adams
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.
Lady Bird Johnson
Therese of Lisieux
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.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
Christian D. Larson
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
Lottery MishapSubmitted by Rhodie C.
When my hyperactive son was six years old, I had to stop at a busy gas station for fuel. I walked in with my son to pay for the $10 in gas and also asked for six Lottery Scratch tickets that cost $2 each. The total should have been $22. The cashier asked for $16. My boy distracted me enough that I didn't...
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...
You Are More Powerful Than You ThinkSubmitted by Filomena
I have personally helped to encourage a special person in my life. He came from a very unfortunate situation where he was put down everyday and told not to try new things. He was told not to ask questions and that it wasn't necessary to get educated. I made it my goal to change his life for the better, to really...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Stacey R.Submitted by Jacob
My Mom Stacey is my nomination because no matter what we do she will still love us no matter what happens. She wants us to be successful in our life she works hard to make sure we get ever thing we need. She has always been there for us. She’s very encouraging and she will always want the best out of you....
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...
Daniel SlackSubmitted by Tricia Harrell
Hello, I would like to nominate my fiance, Daniel Slack, as a deserving person in need. Not only does he put his new family first, but he gave up his success, education, and areas of his employment for me and my children. He is my knight in shining and my muse that inspires me to be better than just a victim of...
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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