Thoughts and Words - Encouraging or discouraging

Think for a moment about the meanings of the words, "encouraging," and "discouraging."
Courage is carrying on, despite the presence of fear.
To en-courage someone is to enable them to have courage to continue in the direction they are going.
To dis-courage someone is to disable them from having courage.
One kind word, or one unkind word, could be the one thing that kept someone going, or the last straw that made them quit.
Be aware of this when you choose which words you give to people.
~Doe Zantamata