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Reading this "obituary" of the Encouragement Matters movement was both uplifting (the accomplishments were many!) and sad ("cause of death? Too much discouragement"). Hold onto that list of successes and take the knowledge of them with you to the future. The world definitely needs encouragement. You'll probably never know what seeds were planted in your travels, but I'm 100% certain that each one grew something beautiful!