It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Chapter 6, Page 23, Book 21


Until it's your turn, keep clapping for others.

Author Unknown

June 23rd - Encouragement keeps us going

Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self esteems, enhance their self confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available.  Be an encourager. Always.

Roy T. Bennett

In society today, there are not enough encouragers.  By definition, an encourager is someone who aspires courage, spirit and confidence.

The world is full of critics. It has plenty of discouragers.  It would be a better plan if it had more  encouragers.  Encouragers  demonstrate a real and loving concern for people.  They are keenly aware of when challenging conditions and circumstance ignite fear, break hears and rob you of your passion.  Encouragers actively listen with empathy.  they see people as storehouses of untapped potential because they don’t see where you are, but have a vision of where you can be by looking at people as a work in progress.  

Encouragers see circumstances and conditions as changeable and help create solutions for positive change. They help support your race to the finish line. 

Great encouragers become pictures of humility, authenticity, compassion and action. John Maxwell said, Encouragement changes everything.  Bless and be blessed.

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give.  Somebody needs what you have to give.  It may not be your money; it may be you’re time.  It maybe your listening ear.  It may be your arms to encourage.  It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?

Joel Osteen


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Remember today, that I’ll be clapping you on your way to success!

Martha said...

The world sure would be a better place if there were more encouragers out there.

Mevely317 said...

I've only known person who embodies every one of these traits -- my Life History writing teacher. Sadly, M. passed away far too soon, but was one of those unforgettable souls who made our lives so much richer. I still have a few of her hand-written notes (faux report cards). All these years later, her encouraging spirit lives on.

I could never measure up, but do enjoy applauding others' efforts whenever possible.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Many years ago a friend of my daughter told me about some dreams and hopes he had and when I offered positive feed back and encouragement, replied that I was the only person not to tell him he was silly or stupid. I don't get that it doesn't take much to offer encouragement even if you believe it is a pipe dream


love this. encouragement is something we all need from time to time. it can really turn a day around.