EN: means 'to put into' // COURAGE: mental or moral strength.
The entire word, ENCOURAGE: to make (someone) more determined, hopeful, or confident, to give help AND I LIKE THIS: to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.
To encourage is to inspire with HOPE. Encourage requires an ENCOURAGER...right? We all need encouragement almost daily. Yet, we also need to encourage...daily. It gives life, by spreading HOPE. Sometimes, those who we could never imagine needing help are the very one's who need it.
You may ask; how can I give HOPE when I myself don't have it? I'll tell ya, (from experience) -- BY GOING TO THE ONE WHO INSPIRES, WHO GIVES LIFE AND HOPE CONTINUOUSLY- JESUS! King David in I Sam. 30:6 was quite discouraged, he was the one always encouraging others --now he was facing a true hopeless situation. Yet: "... but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God."
My friend, go to the Lord...every day; He is your True Source of inspiration and courage. After you receive it, start your day then being an ENCOURAGER by ENCOURAGING others. Do this by placing strength into others today (by spreading the Hope of Jesus).