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I am one of those people who give advice and constantly complements people all the time. I also give words of encouragement and affirmations. Sometimes, I feel like I am not really on the receiving end of things. There are plenty of nice things that I want to hear. The one thing I wish I could hear more often are words of affirmations and encouragement.

Here is a list of fifty words of affirmations and encouragements I wish I could hear more often…

  • I’m grateful for you.
    • You are important.
    • I appreciate you.
    • I enjoy spending time with you.
    • You got this! Don’t give up.
    • There is nothing you can’t accomplish.
    • Your hard work is going to pay off.
    • I wouldn’t change a thing about you.
    • I’m inspired by you.
    • Your smile is beautiful.
    • You deserve the best.
    • You are a Rockstar.
    • I am always here for you.
    • I’m thankful you are in my life.
    • I love spending time with you.
    • You’re such a light everywhere you go.
    • Don’t give up on your dreams.
    • Thank you for being you.
    • You are enough.
  • I am proud of you.
  • I believe in you.
  • “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
  • I’ll be there with you every step of the way.
  •  I’m your biggest fan.
  • “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “No one is perfect. That’s why pencils have erasers!” – Wolfgang Riebe
  • “Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – J.K. Rowling
  • Keep your chin up. You never know what’s around the corner.
  • Trust me, you are more beautiful, courageous, talented, and intelligent than you’re giving yourself credit for. Believe in yourself.
  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • If you fall, I will pick you up… after I stop laughing.
  • “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Hold fast to dreams/ For if dreams die/ Life is a broken-winged bird/ That cannot fly/ Hold fast to dreams/ For when dreams go/ Life is a barren field/ Frozen with snow.” – Langston Hughes, Dreams
  • You should focus on the good days ahead.
  • I have your back.
  • I am always here supporting you.
  •  You can make a difference.
  • You are making a difference.
  • You are not alone.
  • You are thriving.
  • It’s okay to not be okay.
  • I love you.
  • Every challenge has a hidden treasure.
  • You are smart.
  • I will never give up on you.
  • You got this.
  • Thank you for being my friend.
  • Thank you for being in my life.
  • You are a ray of sunshine.
  • You are stronger than you think.

I know these are things I wish I would hear more often, but these are also for anyone that reads this. You are more than welcome to send these to anyone you think needs to hear one of them as well. You are doing amazing. You are strong. Do not give up. You got this. I believe in you. Please never forget that. You may not know who I am, but I am your biggest fan!!!

Paula Nakamura

Winthrop '24

I am a Junior Secondary Mathematics Education Major. I am very clumsy …. very! I love to hang out with friends and meet new people :)