Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for Encouragement - A to Z 2015 Challenge



 
Encouragement...

Definition



noun

1.
the act of encouraging.

A simple act of giving a few words of encouragement go a long way. When you share your positive words of someone's accomplishments or struggles, watch them stand a wee bit taller when you offer your encouragement. 

Something as simple as saying...


"good job" 

"I'm here for you" 

"I like how you are developing this scene, may I offer a suggestion" 

will often change a person's self-doubt to a positive. Try it, today and everyday and brighten someone's day!

Thanks for visiting and commenting. You have certainly brightened my day! 

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!

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24 comments:

  1. If only more people gave each other encouragement there would be more goals achieved.
    Good word for the letter "E".
    Have a nice day Donna.

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    1. I agree with you full heartedly! That's why I like the coaches on the Voice so much. They always have encouragement for the contestants.

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  2. A really good positive post, thanks for writing. just dropping by from the A to Z from a shout out by Diane Coto on FictionZeal

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I'll be visiting you shortly!

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  3. Encouragement is a wonderful thing, but we often don't get enough of it. Or give it to others.

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    1. I agree with you! Encouragement always makes me stand taller!

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  4. What an awesome post, Donna, and so perfect for you as you are the BEST at giving encouragement!!

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    1. Awww...you make me blush! You are darn terrific in the encouragement department too!

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  5. Hi there - I love the word 'encouragement' and wish we had more people offering it in the world. BTW, I gave a shout out to your site on my 'E' post on FictionZeal.com. :)

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    1. I'm delighted you visited today! Awww...I'm heading over to your blog now. I'm a bit behind...I was laid up with a migraine! Ugh...much better now!

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  6. Hi there - I love the word 'encouragement' and wish we had more people offering it in the world. BTW, I gave a shout out to your site on my 'E' post on FictionZeal.com. :)

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    1. I'm delighted you visited today! Awww...I'm heading over to your blog now. I'm a bit behind...I was laid up with a migraine! Ugh...much better now!

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  7. I think encouragement is more fueling than coffee for writers. Sometimes when I'm struggling, just having someone have my back gets me working so much faster.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. Most definitely. Encouragement gives one a new perspective!

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  8. One bit of encouragement can turn my day around 100%.

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    1. Absolutely! It's amazing how it can turn someone's day around.

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  9. A word of encouragement can go far.

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    1. It sure can and IWSG is awesome at it!

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  10. So true ! "Encouragement", that's probably the reason behind the increase in participants list each year for A to Z challenge. :)

    Cheers,
    POETICbug
    http://poeticbug.blogspot.com/

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  11. well done! I also like the Easter poem. Is that yours? It's cool that your theme is varied, interspersing book reviews with inspirational thoughts. A blog I will definitely be returning to! Gail

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my post. Nope, the Easter poem is from an online prayer site. I should have given credit, but I forget the URL. Ugh! Glad you like my theme. I'm heading over to you now.

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