E is for encouragement…

By: openheartproduction

Aug 16 2011

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“Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement then praise.”– Robert Martin

I remember the day I was feeling like a gangly, odd ball 14 yr old. I wondered if I’d ever look pretty , grow boobs or  have a boyfriend, when my older brother Tony spoke the words to me that changed my life. He kindly told me not to worry that one day all those things would happen and then invited me to come hang out with him and a few of his friends. I felt pretty cool maybe not pretty quite yet but I knew someone thought I was going to special. That was 43 years ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday.

Never under estimate the power of your words…using them for GOOD and not BAD. Staying present in your day and really engaging with others…showing an interest and listening instead of thinking about what you are going to fix for dinner or what is the latest game I can get on my Iphone. Engage, encourage and show some excitement! See where that will take you today and more importantly…where it will take the person you are talking or listening to.

http://youtu.be/OdCVlmmnOzA

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One comment on “E is for encouragement…”

  1. Your post are enchanting. I really enjoy reading them. I’ve recently become more aware of the words I use too. The idea that we get back what we put out is ever present on my mind right now.


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