We all need a dose of encouragement!

@dianadee (1727)
South Africa
October 24, 2015 3:58pm CST
Sometimes things can be going along merrily and without a hitch and then all of a sudden a heap of unexpected circumstances, come flying in, out of the blue. I know that life is not a continuous bed of roses and the sun dims from time time behind that cloud. Encouragement from those around us can make a gloomy day seem bearable again. Just a hug and smile knowing there are people loving and thinking of you in hard times, makes a heap of difference!
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Oct 15
Sometimes I'm surprised by how rarely people spontaneously offer encouragement, or kind words, to each other.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
24 Oct 15
The load is easier to bear with that loving support.
@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Oct 15
@dianadee Here in the Bay Area (of Northern California), many people are very much into themselves. I do find good support among friends here, though, especially among musician types. Folks aren't very open to strangers, or relative strangers, though.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
24 Oct 15
@TheHorse People can be very self absorbed sometimes. Now and again there are those who are not only all about themselves.
@Teep11 (7101)
• United States
25 Oct 15
Encouragement goes a long way. Everyone can use it. More people should hand it out. It makes things a whole lot better when encouragement is around.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Oct 15
In addition, it's really not that hard to do.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
3 Nov 15
@TheHorse Not difficult to give a smile!
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
3 Nov 15
A positive attitude helps to make people feel special and needed!
@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
24 Oct 15
My favorite quote is that the things we least expected blindside us on some idle Tuesday. Things we never expected.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
24 Oct 15
What a lovely quote!
• United States
24 Oct 15
@dianadee just goes to show that the really life changing things are things that never crossed our worried minds,
@marlina (74959)
• Canada
24 Oct 15
It is great when someone can give you some encouragement, but some people never get much of it.
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@Hatley (164638)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 15
hi@dianadee yes a smile and a hug can make s meone's day as we never know what thing my be pestering our friends so a kind word, a helping hand , it all comes back to you ten fold.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
3 Nov 15
Can make a huge difference to brighten the mood and bring joy back again.
@Hatley (164638)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 15
@dianadee yes it really sometimes makes my day and I read some poost the other da y that made me laugh I told the author that he made my day as I was still laughing.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
4 Nov 15
@Hatley Laughter is such good medicine!
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
4 Nov 15
I also feel hug and smile creates lots of differences in people's life and do make them happy.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
4 Nov 15
It can really change a person's day for the better!
• Canada
31 Oct 15
The reality is that it can't be overstated, because it can be so rare for many people even to get basic encouragement...so many people feel alone, and sometimes humanly speaking they are:(
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
4 Nov 15
That is a tragic state of affairs..we all deserve love, care and encouragement.
@Tita417 (1237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Oct 15
Yes we all need that Have a nice dayHugs and kisses to you
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
4 Nov 15
Thanks ..hugs to u 2!