I am a writer, genealogist, a Syncretic Eclectic Spiritualist Pagan, life long autodidactic student of world religions, history, anthropology, sexuality, body acceptance, trauma, and healing. This blog is about my life, studies, beliefs, and interests including art, culture, fashion, cuisine, health, challenges, mythology and more. The Moon is for my religious belief system. Dance represents life. Pages is for my writing and art of collages and altered books.
There are enough critics in the world, we need more encouragers. Sadly, what the critics don't understand.. criticism rarely leads to change, especially when it's unasked for.
en·cour·age·ment inˈkərijmənt,enˈkərijmənt/ noun the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. "thank you for all your support and encouragement" synonyms: heartening, cheering up, inspiration, motivation, stimulation,
Make deliberate acts of encouragement providing reassurance and inspiration to people around you. High five someone for a job well done. Take notice when a friend is getting close to a hard-earned goal, encouraging them to keep going. Send a card or give a call or text to a family member who may be struggling. Remind them how important they are to you. Use NationalDayofEncouragement to share on social media.
The Encouragement Foundation at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas launched an effort to get Americans to participate in this Day of Encouragement. The first proclamation for the Day of Encouragement was made by Mayor Belinda LaForce of Searcy, Arkansas on August 22, 2007. In September Mike Beebe, the Governor of Arkansas signed a proclamation making September 12, 2007, the “State Day of Encouragement” for Arkansas.
Later, President George W. Bush also signed a message making September 12 the official National Day of Encouragement.