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Christian D. Larson
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
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
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on [all] the faces surrounding him.
George M. Adams
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
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’
The Helpful AdvisorSubmitted by Amita Sinha
I still have fond memories of a certain gentleman who helped shape my future. I was in college when my father passed away. I had another year in front of me in order to be called a graduate. The trouble was I just could not concentrate on my studies anymore. I wanted to quit and stay at home to help my mother...
How You Going To Feed That Pig?Submitted by Anonymous
"How you going to feed that pig?" Dad's question rendered me speechless. I had been saving to buy a pig for months, and when somebody gave me a dollar for my sixth birthday, I had $5 to buy the pig. Then he said: "I have a deal for you. I'll furnish the feed for your pig, and you can furnish the labor to feed...
VolleyballSubmitted by Elissa Armstrong
We, the freshman class, were playing volleyball vs. the upperclassman last week. I'm not really an athlete so I just stood in the background and pretended to play. No one ever believed that I could do anything. We were tied and down to the game point. My crush Luke was the best server on the freshman team and was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Mindy RoseSubmitted by Katy M.
Ms. Rose is an everyday hero at my school. She jumped into a position that she did not go to school for but she learned from her mother (who teaches next to her). Ms. Rose is always there for our good and bad days after all we come from different walks of life. We deal with bullying and conformity every day at...
Jeanna JamesSubmitted by Ashley Wery
Miss James is my hero because she encourages me to try new thing. She was the person who encouraged me to join FFA and changed my life for ever. I never pictured myself being a chapter officer, let alone running for chapter President next year. She encouraged me to try a speaking contest my Freshman year and from...
Joe Jonas sSubmitted by Annemarie
My hero is Joe Jonas, because he inspired me to sing in front of people. Now I sing in front of my friends and my parents and they all say I'm amazing.
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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