over the last 13 years, i have had the privilege of working with amazingly talented and enthusiastic young people and watched them develop talent into skill and passion into career options and i can tell you this; encouragement is like fertilizer to the realization of their potential.
i always look for ways to let them know that THEY CAN.
in all things, be a voice of positive input. you just never know how far that nod of affirmation could take that 14 year-old who is experimenting with paint-brushes…
anyways, “five” is dedicated to every leader/mentor who knows the value of true encouragement.
Well done, good job, thumbs up
simple talk, big impact, easy words
encourage someone today, pat a back
of a positive expression, never lack
Way to go, proud of you, thumbs up
even if their efforts made your heart drop
stretch out a hand, offer a shoulder
provide a ladder, help them move that boulder
Push push push…keep going until you are numb
be an instigator, keep their fire alive
index, ring, middle, pinky and thumb
at the end of it all, put a palm up: HIGH FIVE…