Tuesday 13th February 2018

Giving encouragement towards others is so helpful as well as hopeful when dealing with people who are a little down and out of sorts, “to give and not to ask for any reward”! Unfortunately, challenges and difficulties are all part of life’s rich pattern so, words of encouragement very often help people to get out of the rut they have somehow got themselves into. So, how would you feel if you could help someone out of their difficulties? There are many people who will say; “just hang on or even, keep positive” when they’re going through tough times so, when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest way. Even so, it’s not totally impossible, there are many things that could help you, try to stand back from it so you can start to move forward with your life. You may have been dealt a setback as you have been striving toward a challenge or goal, you may have lost a close friend or loved one, you may just be feeling down, whatever it is a few inspiration of words of encouragement will help. Words can have a very powerful impact on a person’s mindset providing they are delivered with empathy and understanding. Words really can have an impact on the way you feel and often there are times when things seem pointless, when you’ve perhaps come face to face with another failure and it appears it’s the end! It seems that no matter how hard you try, the life you’re after always just seems out of reach to you.


So, during these pressing times, a few positive words of encouragement will help to keep the focus. Words of support always help when you’re trying to put things into perspective. After all, who doesn’t go through setbacks, failure and challenges? We all have at one time or another and we all will have more to come as well. I know that it sounds pessimistic but, it is also reality. Those who can succeed in life and work for what they want are the happiest. However, they are people who also  faced difficulties. If anything, they probably deal with more challenges than most people do. It’s the way that they respond to those challenges and problems; they do it by working on through them and finding solutions and never give up.


There are times when people feel as though they are being called to be a light for someone else, it might not be what you do but what you don’t do, or it might not be what you say but what you don’t say that makes a whole lot of difference. I have always felt that when there is something wrong that is not easy to deal with, it’s those times that having someone just to be there with you not there to fix the situation or to offer any advice and not to do anything in particular but simply be present with you for what you’re feeling and going through and to be supportive and to be a safe space to be in.

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