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National Encouragement Day: Lift up Others

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

National Day of Encouragement on September 12th each year. National Day of Encouragement is a day of encouragement and positivity. It's been proven, our words have the power to lift up others. "A small act of encouragement could be the spark that changes a loved one’s perspective. To praise and encourage someone’s efforts is a practice worth having, no matter the day of the year. "

History of National Day of Encouragement

In 2007, a group of young people at the National Leadership Forum at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, came up with the idea of The Encouragement Project. They started a celebration which they called the "National Day of Encouragement."

There are Many Ways to Encourage Others:

- Encourage your Family and Friends Give a word of encouragement to your family and friends.

- Write a Note Place a sticky note on the mirror or a folded note in a lunchbox. Or write a short, handwritten note of words of encouragement.

- Give a Just-Because Surprise Surprise your friend or co-worker a coffee (or tea, soda, or a candy bar) to show you were thinking of them, which will make them feel special!

What is Encouragement?

A kind word or an affirmative action that helps someone reach their goals.

Words of Encouragement:

● Don’t give up. ● Keep fighting! ● Stay strong!

How Do you Uplift Someone who is Down?

By being present, inviting them for a meal or just hanging out.

All of us can use a little bit of encouragement. in our lives. Words that life us up and empower us.

Written and Submitted by GSSAgent#3013

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