Encourage is a Verb

It is something we do. An action verb. We should do this action often.  On purpose. Repeatedly!

encourage is a verb

It’s so easy to say something kind and uplifting. Really, it’s not hard. And usually only takes a moment or two. But is isn’t performed as often as one would think.

I love to send out notes. It is one of my favorite things to do. But it is easy to forget with the general busy-ness of life. But is only takes a few moments (I remind myself). So do it!

And sending an email is even faster.

I was reminded of the importance of this little action this week. I purchased something from an Etsy shop. I cannot wait to receive it. It is a gift for someone special.

Just moments after placing my order, I received the generic “Thank you for visiting my shop!” email. I replied to the email with a simple “Your shop is lovely, I’m so glad I found it. I can’t wait to do a little Christmas shopping there.”

Do you know how long it took me to type that out? Seconds.

Do you know how she responded? “That note made my day. Thank you so much.”

She felt encouraged. I used an action verb. She felt the approval and was encouraged in what she is doing.

Sometimes those with online stores, or blogs, or the like get very little people interaction unless it is negative. They don’t have that physical customer that they can hear say things like “Look at that!” “Lovely!” “Isn’t that pretty?”

So written encouragement is like liquid gold. It costs much less, but worth about as much.

Encourage someone today either with a verbal word or a written note. It’ll make you smile as well as the recipient.


Patricia Meyers
Loves to Encourage


Filed under Be your unique self, Inspirational, Life Happenings, words

3 responses to “Encourage is a Verb

  1. Joy Hanna

    Thanks. I was encouraged to encourage. You certainly are one of the most encouraging people I know. I’m so glad you are a blogger now. I love reading your articles.


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