Power of Encouragement

Positive encouragement is powerful.  When we are encouraged, we are reminded that someone believes in us – that we are capable and supported, our hard work is noticed, and we have potential. Whether the encouragement provides a momentary boost or changes someone's confidence long-term, what we say to others makes a big difference in their life. Today’s Wellness Wednesday reminds us that when we feel better, we do better. 


Try this: 

As a class, group, or family:  

  • Watch the following clip, The Power of Positivity | Brain Games (3:11): https://youtu.be/kO1kgl0p-Hw  
  • After the video, talk about how it would feel to be each of the two participants in the activity.  
  • Share examples of times in your life that your outlook changed when you were supported or felt encouraged.  


Ask yourself, there is no wrong answer 

Is there a situation in your life that would change if you were encouraged or felt like you were supported?  


Connecting to our faith 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8) 


Further Learning:  

  • Children’s Book: “You Can Do It, Bert!” by Ole Könnecke 
  • Adult Book: “Encouraging Your Child” by Kathy Kuhl 
  • Adult Book: “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships” by Daniel Goleman 


Employees of LDCSB check out WorkLifeHealth from EAP Provider Morneau Sheppell 



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