Warning: Encouragement May Have Side Effects

Five Minute Fridays are back for the new year!  It’s been awhile since I have done one, and I know some of my readers really enjoy my 5 minute poems.  Today’s word was ENCOURAGEMENT.  I decided to go the humorous route and it is not a poem, but I know you will smile.  I hope you enjoy’s today’s funny 😀 !



Are you rundown, tired, listless?  Do you poop out at parties?  Are you unpopular?  The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle.  And it is not called VITAMEATAVEGAMIN.  This bittle lottle is called Encouragement.  😀 (side note, click the vitameatavegamin words to see the classic I Love Lucy clip).


WARNING Encouragement can be very contagious and may cause the following side effects:

  1. Causing a persons face to crack-(aka Smiling :D)
  2. Changing the course of a person’s day-(Energy Shifts)
  3. Helping a person advance to the next step instead of giving up-(Perseverance & Progress)
  4. Causing a person to believe in themselves a little bit more-(Empowerment & Confidence)
  5. Putting a dangerous little “pep” in ones step-(Joy or “Gladitude -a word I made up…combo of Glad and Gratitude)
  6. Assisting with the healing process-(aka Chicken Soup for the Soul)
  7. Causing hoards of people to flock to you (ok…maybe not hoards..but it’s a good way to make friends 🙂 )
  8. And maybe, just maybe , changing lives.


The recommended daily dose of encouragement is a heap full.  Encouragement has generally been recognized as safe, so there is not much danger of an overdose.  This means that it will probably not cause diarrhea, flatulence, muscle spasms, pain, risk of stroke, heart attack, heartburn, bone loss, joint damage, flu like symptoms, anxiety, depression, chicken pox, gout, hearing loss, hemorrhoids, shingles, rickets, liver damage or a barking cough.  It however, has not yet been approved by the FDA.


Disclaimer- If you or those around you experience any of the above side effects, please call 1-800-AWE-SOME.  One of our encouraging staff members will be glad to assist you :D.



Where can you get this little know drug called Encouragement my friends?  Why, right here at We Live Inspired!  or on our Facebook Community Page (you can follow the blog or “like” the Facebook page by clicking those links).


Wishing you laughter, giggles, and a little (or a LOT) of encouragement today,



**If you liked this post and would like to read more funnies from the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” section of my blog, check out the following links to some of my favorites:

  1. The Cat That Wanted To Party (A True Story written Dr. Seuss Style)
  2. Growing Roots AKA “Butt Plant Syndrome”
  3. A Crumby Story (or how a chocolate cookie recipe went horribly wrong)
  4. A New Kind of Ice Cream Sandwich (my strange conversation with a cell phone rep)

Those are my favorite 4, but you can browse the entire humor archives section HERE.

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13 Responses to Warning: Encouragement May Have Side Effects

  1. Hi Rebekah! I’m your neighbor at Five Minute Friday! Such a cute endorsement for encouragement. It did make me smile. Have a great weekend!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi Lisha! Will visit you soon. I am glad you got a smile out of it. You have a great weekend too!

  2. E W Wright says:

    Rebekah, I am stopping by from Five Minute Friday. Your post did make me smile. “The recommended daily dose of encouragement is a heap full. Encouragement has generally been recognized as safe, so there is not much danger of an overdose.” Love, it. Thanks.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      😀 . Glad you enjoyed it E.W. Looking forward to reading what you wrote on the word.

  3. Rebekah,

    I loved this post! It sounds so encouraging! Very appropriate for the writing topic. 🙂 Love it!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Ah, I am glad 🙂 Thanks for visiting Selena. Will pop over to read yours next.

  4. I really love this. Your title drew me in!
    Stopping by from FMF.

  5. Totally love this! My blog is all about encouragement, and you’ve got a new friend, like or not! Heehee

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Well I am off to check out your blog then Sharon. I love meeting fellow encouragers! :D. I welcome your friendship with open arms. You can never have too much of a good thing! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Lizzy says:

    Not FDA approved hey? Love the recommended daily dose 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I thought of you with the heap thing. It took me a minute to think of the dosage and than I thought of you and your “bless you heaps”. You inspired that one my friend. 😉 Nah, the FDA never approves the REALLY good stuff that comes au naturalle LOL. They can’t make money off of what comes free, right?