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April 23rd, 2008 admin 5 comments

words of encouragement

Words of encouragement can change a person’s attitude, motivate them to see things in a new way, and inspire them to take action……..

There are countless reasons for us to be upset at any given time in this day and age. We can be worried about making enough money, even keeping our job in this economic climate. Maybe your kid is having trouble with the teacher at school. Your back hurts today. The computer is down. The latest credit card bill is larger than expected. You just got a flat tire.  The list goes on and on.

ALL OF THIS IS JUST TEMPORARY.

Every day you have a choice about how you will react to all the outer forces and inner thoughts that influence you.

Every positive thought you have changes your day and your life. Every positive action you take helps you or someone else. When we are grateful for what we have and can tell it or show it to the people we love…..when we can pray to our God and thank Him for our blessings, then God will provide us with even more blessings in abundance.

I think that one of the best examples of this idea, simple yet profound words of encouragement, can be found in the following classic poem:

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann c.1920


Take these words of encouragement to heart; hopefully they will provide you with the inspiration and motivation you need to allow you to see things differently,  and to change your life for the better.


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