National Day of Encouragement in the USA Date in the current year: September 12, 2016

National Day of Encouragement in the USA National Day of Encouragement in the United States is observed on September 12. It was first announced in 2007 and has been celebrated each year ever since.

National Day of Encouragement was launched by the Encouragement Foundation at Harding University, a private liberal arts Christian university in the city of Searcy, Arkansas. This day is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. On September 12, Americans are expected to make deliberate acts of encouragement, offering reassurance and inspiration to those who need it.

What exactly can you do on National Day of Encouragement to lift someone's spirits? You can high five at least three people, tell someone “great job” if they deserve it, contact a family member or a friend you haven't talked to for a while, help your friends along if they need it. And don't forget to smile because a sincere smile is one of the most encouraging things in the world.

But the real idea behind the National Day of Encouragement is they you don't need to set aside a special day to encourage people around you. You should do it on a day-to-day basis. You don't necessarily have to act big, because even little things can have a great impact, helping overcome negative influences.

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