National Day of Encouragement | Lola The Rescued Cat
Saturday, September 12, 2015

National Day of Encouragement

Hello everyone, this is Lexy checking in.  Did you know that today is National Day of Encouragement? This is a concept that Mother believes in very much, so I decided to write a post about it.  Mother has been a supervisor for many years, and has been able to run her department successfully for a long time.  She always tells her staff "a supervisor is only as strong as the people who works for them", and is always motivating them and encouraging them.  Mother also believes that small words and acts of encouragement can mean the world to someone who is feeling down and out or who are not able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  

The National Day of Encouragement was founded in 2007 at Harding University in Searcy, AR and is celebrated each year on September 12. According to Andrew Baker, the organizer of the National Day of Encouragement and the Executive Director of the Encouragement Foundation “The National Day of Encouragement is about inspiring Americans to make deliberate words and acts of encouragement a part of this day first, and then a part of every day of their lives.” There isn't a lot of information on the internet about this day (or the foundation for that matter), but it doesn't take a lot of effort to participate.  We came up with a few ideas to help encourage people.

1.  Smile! A smile can cheer someone up in a second, and it 
     can also let a person know you accept them or their idea.

2.  Give someone a compliment! It's simple. it can be a 
     simple statement such as "you look nice today", "I really 
     like that color on you", or "that report you wrote was 
     excellent!" You get the idea. 

3.  Send a card. Mother has a friend that sends cards all
     the time.  One day when she was feeling down she 
     opened the mailbox and there was a card that told her
     not to quit. It made her day!

4.  Say Thank You!  Gratitude can never be expressed 
     enough.  And don't take for granted that people know 
     your grateful for something.  Tell them! 

5.  Show an interest in what someone else is
     doing!  Step out of your box and into someone else's. 
     Someone will be encouraged by knowing you're 
     interested in what they're doing. 

Do you have any other ideas about how you can encourage someone? We hope you participated today! 


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  1. What an awesome day! I'm at a cat show today, so my human and I will try to practice some of this today.

  2. Those are great ideas ! Mum tries to make every day an encouragement day in her classroom ! Purrs

  3. Weez never heard of this day, but weez awe so blest and twy to encourage udders all da time. We fink no matter what yous situation is yous awe blest and have a weason to give fanks. Have a gweat weekend and fanks fur sharin'.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  4. Hey Lexy, thanks for sharing this information with us. We think these are some great ideas to help encourage peoples. The mom says she's going to try and incorporate some of those ideas into her daily life.

  5. Those are excellent ideas! I think it is so important for us to encourage and lift up the people we care about in our lives. Life can get so tough and stressful sometimes, and just a little encouragement, a kind word, a message, card, or hug can make everything seem better. I love sending cards to people, too. I haven't been doing as much of it lately, but I really should start again. I know it always makes my day when I get a card or letter from a friend!

  6. hay ewe all ways we izza day late N catnip short, but what an way kewl eye dea !!!♥♥♥ grate post ~~~ ♥♥♥


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