Offer a word of encouragement

Even if you don't know the people if they are trying their best an unexpected word of encouragement can brighten their day!


Mother on a city bus trying to reassure her anxious five year old daughter about going to school and learning to read.

"I’m going to be shy. I could be shy,” Ella told KING-TV, raising her shoulders." On the bus, Ella told her mom, Alaura May, about her fear over learning to read.

Another rider over heard their conversation and penned a note which he handed to the mother as he got off the bus without a word.

When you practice letters enough, and the sounds they make, they’ll start to work together and make sense, and then you’ll be reading. When you can read, you’ll know what EVERYTHING says. All the signs, all the names, all the books, writing is EVERYWHERE if you look. Soon you’ll be able to read books, and everything there is to know is in them! You’ll be able to find out whatever you want! It probably won’t be easy, but it won’t be hard forever. It’s going to be so exciting! Good luck!

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Comments (5)

  1. pastormike

    Amen! one of my greatest blessings has been to be an excellent reader. the world is yours when you can read well..

    April 30, 2015
    1. johnnygreybeard

      Yes, yes! at pastormike

      April 30, 2015
    2. SEC

      Agree whole heartedly

      April 30, 2015
  2. johnnygreybeard

    I have only made it because I can read and write well. Have understanding, and comprehension skills. Math also. Not extensive but very good at basics. It really is what it takes to survive.

    April 30, 2015
    1. SEC

      April 30, 2015