Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday: Encouragement

We received a sad news today.  Someone we know committed suicide.  A few weeks back, I read Cindy's post about one of their friends also committed suicide. I do  not know what the real cause or reasons where - there could be some clinical depression associated with it.  But  the question that comes to my mind is "would some words of encouragement have stopped them from committing suicide?" I do not know. But one thing I know is that words of encouragement is a powerful force.  It works for me - all the time. When I am down or stressed and someone gives me some words of encouragement, it makes a huge difference in my ability to overcome whatever difficulty I have.  And if you add to the words my love language which is "service", then it's golden :)

Have you spoken a word of encouragement to someone today? Or maybe you need to send a note of encouragement. Maybe a comment on a blog (hint! hint! - he he).

Let us not procrastinate. Let' us encourage someone now before it's too late . I will.

"We Are That Family" is now hosting the "Works For Me Wednesday" blog posts sharing. Go there for other tips on what works.

P.S. and if you are on the other side, of you need he encouragement, please do reach out and let us know how we can encourage you.

In March of 2007 I wrote a post on suicide. I thought I should link it here too. Click here to read it.


Carol said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend!
I will take your advise and speak some encouragement to everyone I see today!

momstheword said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. When someone does that it is just a shock and you always wonder if there is something you could have done.

Your post is a great idea at any time, but especially when someone is hurting. We don't often know if people are hurting so I love your idea about encouraging people at any time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder! I will "pay it forward" and try to send encouraging words to everyone today. Sorry about your friend :-)

Kay the Encourager said...

I agree with you on this one. Encouragement is my passion, because I know it makes a difference for me! I believe if we could learn to say encouraging words to each other, we could change the world one person at a time.
How to encourage

PS Can you add my blog to your blogrolls? Thank you!

Real Life Sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the news. I have experienced this, as well with someone we knew. I am a very verbal person, so I always try to tell people when they are loved, or are doing a great job. I know it can make such a difference to me when someone takes time to encourage me! Even just a little thing!

Be encouraged yourself: You are such an encouragement to the people that read this blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Liza... I am so sorry for the loss.. I have also experienced this on a close level.
You are such an amazing woman and always have a smile when we see each other. Keep on smiling.. you do make a difference!

Anonymous said...

I was browsing my old posts when I found your comments about my "2007 New Yr's Resolution" and I would say I was encouraged by that short comment of yours, if not I wouldn't be here.

I am sorry for the loss of your friend. We never really know when our time is coming, and true, positive words will keep us energized esp in this time of recession.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I am so sorry about this loss.
Encouragement is something I always try to pass on. Liza you have always encouraged me. Thank you!!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...


I am so behind on reading blogs but I didn't want to pass by this post without saying I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Take care!