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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
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
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
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (Rumi)
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
"Failure Is Not An Option...In This Lifetime!"Submitted by Larry R. Jackson
“Failure is not an option” is a very well known quote. But my father, Mr. Edwin F. Jackson, told me after the near failure of the Apollo 13 mission back in the late 1960's that “failure has a time-line.” You have to know that my father was a true genius. He was born in 1917 and he died in 1990. He retired from...
ConcertSubmitted by Cris
I don't have a story to tell, but want to thank you for the ad on Fox TV which airs every morning. It was just on again and I got a lump in my throat again watching it. It shows a little boy playing the piano at a concert and the theme is Encouragement. I look forward to it every morning. What a wonderful way to...
A Poem By Mother TeresaSubmitted by Claudia
The other day I ran across this poem written by Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta. I think everyone should read it. Life is an Opportunity, benefit from it. Life is Beauty, admire it. Life is a Dream, realize it. Life is a Challenge, meet it. Life is Duty, complete it. Life is a Game, play it. Life...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Darlene LSubmitted by Mary Carter
My hero is my mother. After she and my father gave birth to their second son, they decided to become foster parents because they wanted more children but knew there were already too many children in the world without families. For over 40 years, they have cared for over 100 children! Why? She truly loved...
Ardis WSubmitted by Chris
My hero is my grandma. She has always been there even when I was a baby. My grandma has always encouraged me to believe in myself and do my best. My grandma now lives in Stevens Point so now I can see her more often. My grandma encourages me to graduate from high school and do my homework. I love my grandma.
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...
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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