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
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...
When Life Gives You Lemons...
Submitted by Sharon Herndon
When my friend Lesa was diagnosed with cancer I wanted to do something for her, so the first day of her treatments, another...
You Are More Powerful Than You Think
Submitted 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...
Everyday Hero Stories
After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired...
My hero is Marco P. He was my water polo coach for 3 years. He always inspired me to try my hardest and do my best. Now he is...
Tim V. is a terminally-ill individual who has been battling cancer for over three years. He is 47. Doctors gave him six weeks...
Pass It On
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