Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Encouragement

Photos by Chelsea Fuss of Frolic for Project Wedding


A little while back I read Jessica Watson’s book ‘True Spirit’ and in it I stumbled upon a quote by Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue which stood out to me and which I wanted to share with you all:


"One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own."


I think this is very true of blogging and one of the reasons why being a part of a blogging community is such a wonderful thing. When I share something on a post and I read comments readers have left, it not only warms my heart that they have taken the time to leave a few words, I really appreciate their feedback and opinions and the encouragement they offer.

I think it’s important that we encourage each other – encourage others to share their knowledge and expertise, encourage others to try something new like a recipe for a new dish or a new craft project or encourage others to be the best we can be in our daily lives as wives/partners, mothers, friends and so on.

Thank you all for encouraging me so very much through your comments and through your own blogs which are constant sources of inspiration.

19 comments:

  1. I totally agree Amanda, the blogging community is a very supportive and encouraging one. X

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  2. Thank YOU Amanda! Your blog posts are always so uplifting and your friendship is something I treasure so much! I love that quote, thank you so much for sharing! Big hugs as always :)
    Jxx

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  3. Oh, Sweetie, a gorgeous sentiment and one we all can relate to. And the pleasure is all ours when leaving comments at your lovely little haven in Blogland. J x

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  4. That is such a gorgeous post Amanda. I feel the same, and thankyou to you too for all of your very kind and lovely comments, its always a treat to see you have been to my post and taken the time out... Hugs to you hun xxxx
    laura xxx

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  5. I think that's certainly true. We can do anything with a little encouragement. Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging! x x

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  6. The quote you chose is beautiful and so true. Supporting one another in our life journeys with thoughtful and encouraging comments always uplifts my spirits and makes me smile too. Thank you for all of your support. xo

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  7. I love the quote, Amanda, and agree with what you've said about blogging. I'm new to it, and have received such nice words of encouragement from people like you who I've never met but feel a connection to. I'm very much enjoying your blog!
    Claudia (in the U.S.)

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  8. Thank you for sharing, Amanda! What a beautiful quote and it's so true.

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  9. That quote is beautiful Amanda. And now I am encouraging you to keep bringing us lovely posts, it puts a cheer in my day!

    Thankyou.

    xxMB

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  10. How true Amanda. What a lovely message, and one that I think is a good example of your nature. xxx

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  11. What a wonderful quote and I completely agree that the wonderful gals of the blogosphere are so encouraging.

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  12. Totally - you hit the nail right on the head! Isnt it amazing to have all these wonderfull freinds that help you along the way & lift your spitits every day - most of which you have never & may never meet! x

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  13. It is so true. Even a short comment means a lot to me, too and I do receive encouragement. I'm with you on this point! Thanks for the heartwarming words! I hope you had a nice weekend!! xo Kaho

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  14. Absolutely true, and very well said, sometimes we all need to hear it too.
    Take care, Helen M xx

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  15. Amanda, when I started out blogging, you were an early supporter. I didn't have many followers and you always left a little comment. That was very encouraging for me, knowing someone was reading along.I haven't forgotten that, thank you xx

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  16. Lovely quote luv, and I think you are the most encouraging of all, so that is why you get so much back! I always appreciate your encouragement...
    Flick xo

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