motivational moments

encouragement for your day

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Introducing ....... Motivational Moments, 

Have you ever heard the song, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers? Rolling Stone lists it as #208 of the 500 greatest songs of all time. A powerful truth in that song says, “we all need somebody to lean on!” As part of our ongoing mission to provide compassionate care, we now offer our clients “Motivational Moments” emails (twice a month) aimed specifically at providing you a source of encouragement for the day, and maybe even some ‘food for thought’ for life’s journey.

Oxford Languages defines encouragement this way: “the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.” As a staff, this reflects the heart and motivation behind what we do - provide support; cultivate confidence; and inspire hope! 

Sometimes moving forward, taking action, and trying new things is hard and we can’t imagine going it alone. Encouragement can play a powerful role along the journey, helping us realize more courage and strength than we knew we had! But, even more powerful than the encouragement we receive from others, can be the encouragement we give ourselves! One writer has said, 

You can change your life by changing what you whisper to yourself every day. The words you think and speak to yourself on a daily what holds the greatest power for transformation, growth, and happiness.

So, as we offer ongoing encouragement through these emails as an added layer of support, we want to start by reminding you of the importance and power of speaking words of encouragement to yourself as well! May we suggest you start with this…

I am a work of art and a work in progress… all at once. 


Never overlook the beauty found within the mess of life. In the midst of it all, you are indeed a work of art! Grab that encouragement and don’t let go, because it is truth!

After reading this, are you interested in learning more or going deeper into a topic? The Dawn Centre has health care and support people on staff who care about whole person health. Call (519-620-0204) or text (226-606-5991) the centre to chat with someone, or to see if there is a program we have or a community resource we can connect you to, that may help in your holistic health journey.