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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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.
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.
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.
Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement.
Colby Dorr Dam
Christian D. Larson
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Therese of Lisieux
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
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 friend and I went to the hospital to spend some time with her. We bought her a small clown and named him Lemon-Aide. We gave Lemon-Aide to Lesa and told her he was to go with her to all of...
You Can Do It!Submitted by Sanjita Singh
It was my pre-medical student days when I was highly motivated to be a cardiologist. Hardly known to the fact that sometimes destiny holds you back, I was down with some-not-so-properly diagnosed auto-immunity disease. This led me to be in bed for almost 3 months, unwell and writing sad poems. Heart-broken,...
Notes Of EncouragementSubmitted by Diane
The charter school my children attend promotes learning 9 different moral character traits that change monthly. I volunteered to create a bulletin board each month that would help explain and highlight the different moral character traits. One of the traits is encouragement. I wanted to do something that would...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
meredith LSubmitted by Riley lessard
My wife gave up her job she loved to stay home with our kids due to educational issues. She researched an idea for two years then took it to our local school board and now is a motivational Coach for girls ages 8-13. She teaches them self esteem, self confidence, self awareness, non bullying, non cyber-bullying...
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...
Sophia CocaSubmitted by Jose
My biggest hero is my daughter Sophia. She is my oldest daughter and has autism. She has taught me patience, love and how to be a better person. Sophia touches all the lives around her. She is motivated and loving and I know she can do anything. Watching her adapting to the world around her is amazing to...
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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