How One Person’s Kind Words Can Impact an Entire Life

Encouragement is a Powerful Tool

Language carries a lot of power, and a word of encouragement can make an impression, even years after hearing the remark. When she was a teen, Raquel babysat a little girl who loved to draw and paint, and was always happy to show off her art to Raquel.

Raquel would use a sports-announcer voice to tell the girl how special her and her drawings were, and encouraged her to continue her passion, without knowing the impact her kind words would have.

Fast forward a decade, the little girl is now grown up and has the amazing oportunity to decide between three reputable art schools. Without her knowledge, Raquel’s whole-hearted words of encouragement left a big mark on their recipient and the girl took the time to acknowledge her babysitter’s kind gesture. 

The unnamed girl decided to send Raquel a handwritten letter that said, “thank you. To someone who saw the best in me.”

Because of the babysitter’s support, the girl had the courage to follow her dreams. And fully realize the power of a word of encouragement.

23 Encouraging Quotes

  1. “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”

  2. “There’s something in you that the world needs.”

  3. “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”

  4. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best, all is as it should be.”

  5. “You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.”

  6. “Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!”

  7. “I’m so proud of you. I just wanted to tell you in case no one has.”

  8. “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”

  9. “Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that you were created to be!”

  10. “Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.”

  11. “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

  12. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

  13. “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”

  14. “You are capable of amazing things.”

  15. “Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable.”

  16. “Train yourself to find the blessing in everything.”

  17. “Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

  18. “Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day not a bad life.”

  19. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.”

  20. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

  21. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.”

  22. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” 

  23. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth



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