I Wish People Would Be More Encouraging

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    I wish my friends were a little more

    encouraging sometimes. Like a pat in the back will do, or a little word of encouragement like "hey you can do it". That's not so hard to do, is it? Or just be there for me, or maybe not all, it's okay, besides i don't mind being alone with my thoughts most of the time. It would...
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    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    I Believe In the Law of Thr...

    I believe in the law of three, random acts of kindness, senseless acts of beauty and paying it forward. Encouraging other people creates more positive energy (or feelings) and we need as much of that as possible.
    autumnmoon autumnmoon
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Not to Me Specifically

    I mean in general I sit in meetings where people are empassioned about things and then one near sighted person demolishes that sense of hope and joy with one snide remark, or snigger. I watch people get excited about ideas they have and then be shot down but their so called...
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    3 Responses Jul 15, 2008


    Encouraging,I wish people would be more,I was encouraged yesterday,What a difference it made,Could even change my life,Depression's gone,Lightening the load,What a difference,A day can make.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    My Favorite Dr. Suess Quote:

      "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind".  - Dr. Suess 
    NewShoes NewShoes
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2007

    I Do

    I wish more people supported each other instead of tearing one another down. I have seen so many examples here and in real life lately where there was an opportunity to build others up and it was passed by in favor of taking cheap shots at the other person.  It is a sad thing to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Apr 19, 2011


    I know just as much as anyone that life def has its ups and downs, but I really think if everyone learned to be a little bit more positive, good things would start happening in their lives. I truly have learned that you must remain positive even in bad situtions, because if not...
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2009
    MMJS333 MMJS333
    46-50, F
    May 25, 2014


    I have found on ep that many of the people on here are very encouraging. I get really down and when i do I have friends on here that will send me gifts,  gestures, and comments, that help me so much. I have wonderful friends on here, that im glad we are friends.
    diane222 diane222
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 3, 2008

    I Found Someone, My Dear Julie♥

    This person is so special to me, is the sister i always wish to have, is the most encouraging person ever. She is so sweet and caring, i wish be like her, i dont have words to tell how much i love her, she is an angel for me, and for a lot of people too, i really miss when i...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    The Bookexpo Usa...

    Today my mom asked me if I was going to LA at the end of the May... I said Yes. She then exploded that I'm in debt and these trips just cost so much money. I told her that this is where I need to go to get my books published as all the US publishers will be there looking for new...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 3, 2008

    Everyone Needs Some Encoura...

    Everyone needs some encouragement some time or other, and if you the one encouraging that person and he succeeds you would you feel? It's an amazing feeling.
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2008

    BRING It

    NOwadays if you want encouragement you've got to bring it yourself. I don't mind it that much. It stinks when you have people constantly sucking off of your encouragement though. It's like go make your own!
    charisyoder charisyoder
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    we must be really happy peo...

    we must be really happy people. its a shame the whole world isnt like ep. i think its very sad how little we encorage each other these days, but i have found a reason we should, i was reading on grimode that they have proven that compliments can make you feel as good as money...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    7 Responses May 1, 2008


    It's funny how the littlest act of kindness or word of encouragement from another person can stick with you your entire life. That's why I go out of my way to say thank you and give hope and encouragement to the people I come into contact with. I think this will change the world...
    Niwatori Niwatori
    36-40, M
    Jul 21, 2012
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