Just a briefest of posts today about something we all can do to make people’s day better and make a change with very little effort. I have received encouragement and I can attest that a few words of encouragement during a failure are worth more than a thousand words of praise after a success.
No matter how slow the progress, don’t discourage people. Progress comes from encouragement and this feeds attention and focus. If you doubt the benefits of encouragement do this experiment: Light a candle and turn the lights off. See how that little candle shines its beams. Such a small light and yet makes such a big difference.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary worldShakespeare, Merchant of Venice
As you go about your day today, remember that thousands of candles can be lit by a single candle, a defiant, over ambitious but solitary flame. Happiness never decreases by being shared so don’t hold back in sharing in 2023.