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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Encourage

Everyone wants support and encouragement. To 'encourage' is to 'inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence,' to 'stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.,' to 'promote, advance, or foster.' Synonyms include reassure, galvanize, and cheer.

Young adult children are often trying new things to find out what they like, spreading their wings to see if they can fly. Sometimes they'll take off from the safety of the nest only to fall clumsily to the ground. At times like this, they'll appreciate your words of inspiration and knowing that you still believe in them.

Here are some words of encouragement to get you started. Feel free to use and adapt:
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. ~Robert Schuller
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~Author Unknown
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest 
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

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10 comments:

  1. I like that almost all the E posts I've visited on the A to Z Challenge have been positive ones. Thank you for this! The world needs more encouragement and inspiration. :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Reeyah, and stay tuned - tomorrow's post continues this theme :)

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  2. If first you don't succeed...have some chocolate, then...try, try again. Most people don't know about the middle part for some reason, but I think it works well. (Assuming you're not allergic, of course.)

    E is for Experiment: Turning the USS Eldridge Invisible

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    1. Yes, chocolate is definitely part of the equation, Tamara - thanks for pointing that out for those who may have been in any doubt! LOL

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  3. Sometimes all it takes is a smile of encouragement to give another person the desire to succeed. I wouldn't want to miss smiling and risk losing such an opportunity. Great lesson to be learned in the quote about attempting to do nothing and succeeding.

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    1. You can never go wrong with a smile :)

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  4. The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest Love this!!

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