To celebrate this wonderful day and all the people who work to encourage others, I have assembled a list of seven amazing reasons why we all need to spend time offering encouragement to anyone who believes they have failed.
1.Motivating someone else, in turn, motivates you. It gives you a feeling of positivity and makes you feel like you’ve made a difference in someone else’s life. So go ahead and turn their "I can't" into "Yes you can!"
2, Motivating someone can help change the world. Encouraging someone to take the right path makes a deeper impact on the world. Every good deed helps in making this world a better place.
3. Encouraging someone often turns them into a true friend. Your encouragement can help that other person in a lot of ways. So when you motivate someone, they end up confiding in you. This will make them trust you and you may earn a good friends in the long run. Humans, and we frogs, as well, always remember the kindness that others show us long after that person is no longer around. Don't you want to be thought of that way? I know I sure do!
4. Encouraging someone is a way of helping them. I know this seems pretty obvious but science has shown that helping others makes us feel good. Offering encouragement not only helps another human, it can have a positive physical and emotional impact on you, as well. Talk about a big win-win!
5. You can change the way someone thinks about constructive criticism. Many humans (frogs, too, by the way) are not very good at handling criticism. Sometimes, saying something differently could help. Constructive criticism will work only if said in the right way. By encouraging someone, you could change the way people perceive criticism.
6. Encouraging others can help you see them differently. We are used to seeing a person only from one perspective. It’ll change once you talk to them intimately and eventually encourage them to do the right thing. You will then see that there are so many layers to a person you didn’t even know they had. Perhaps it'll even open your eyes to all the many different layers of yourself...some you may not have wanted to see. And finally.
7. Encouraging someone can open up a plethora of opportunities...for them AND you! Once you support and encourage someone, they’ll never forget that you were there for them when they needed someone the most. They will make sure to offer you help you when you need it. So, not only can you offer someone help and hope, every time you do, you are adding to your very own "help and hope savings account." Should the time come when you need to rely on someone for help, the good deeds you freely gave to others will be repaid to you tenfold.
The 12th of September each year is designated as National Day of Encouragement. But any day and every day is a good time to offer encouragement and help to someone who is down. Isn't it wonderful that each of us was born with the ability to offer comfort and hope to others! It's a gift that should not be squandered.
"Offering encouragement to someone is free. It never costs us anything to say a few words to inspire a student, coworker, or friend. Even a reassuring word to a stranger may make a difference in their lives. Today, make deliberate acts of encouragement. Provide reassurance and inspiration to the people around you. High five someone for a job well done. Take notice when a friend is getting close to a hard-earned goal, encouraging them to keep going. Send a card or give a call or text to a family member who may be struggling. Remind them how important they are to you. Use #NationalDayofEncouragement to share on social media."
Do you have children that like to cook or know of kids that can't stay out of the kitchen? Then tomorrow's blog is for you...and the kiddos, too. Friday the 13th is Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day and I'll be looking at the reason why cooking with kids is so important.
Until tomorrow, I wish you encouragement and