Friday, September 12, 2008

National Day of Encouragement

Good job, guys! Today is National Day of Encouragement. I heard about it while driving into work today. And since it was not a "national day" that I had heard of before, I googled it.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the National Day of Encouragement.

"The National Day of Encouragement was announced in 2007 and hopes to occur each year on September 12th.

The Encouragement Foundation at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas launched an all-out effort to get Americans to participate in this Day of Encouragement. The first proclamation for the Day of Encouragement was made by Mayor Belinda LaForce of Searcy, Arkansas on August 22, 2007. In September the honorable Mike Beebe, the Governor of Arkansas, signed a proclamation making September 12th 2007 the 'State Day of Encouragement' for Arkansas. President George W. Bush also signed a message making September 12th the official, 'National Day of Encouragement.' The Encouragement Foundation is already making plans to get more states involved in next year's National Day of Encouragement."

So this day was started by Harding University--it is a small world. Below are some news articles on this day.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/arkansas-founded-national-day-encouragement-gets/story.aspx?guid=%7B1DA14193-80D4-40A6-8F77-D1C01AE28203%7D&dist=hppr

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/harding-university-challenges-oklahoma-tennessee/story.aspx?guid=%7BE1284650-9C76-4ED9-9557-ED0A93B1B12C%7D&dist=hppr

http://www.wgntv.com/pages/landing/?Chicagos-Very-Own-National-Day-of-Encour=1&blockID=54860&feedID=209

What do you think of this day and this story? Do we need more encouragement?

2 comments:

Garth said...

Good Article James!

James said...

Hey, thanks, Garth! I appreciate the encouragement!