Encouragement is all we need

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 world

Shakespeare, 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.

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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