Here are some fun ways to be an encourager:
- Send a note
- Send an email
- Send an e-card
- Call them for a chat.
- Text stuff to make them smile
- Fill their car, cubicle, bedroom, locker (whatever) with balloons with encouraging notes inside them
- Cover their instrument case or athletic bag or brief case with post-its saying “You Got This!”
- Buy them a smiley face cookie.
- Look them square in the eye and say “I believe in you.”
- Find out one of their favorite movies and use movie quotes from it.
- Say simple comments “Have a nice day!”
- Say thank you more than once!
- Tell someone they brightened your day. And mean it.
- Put a smiley face note in their breakfast bowl before they sit down to breakfast.
- Change the background on a co-worker’s computer to a colorful smiley face or silly face or …
- Stop and listen to someone – give them your full attention.
- Make someone a cup of coffee or tea without being asked. Especially if they seem to be having a rough day.
- Offer to run an errand or pick up dinner for someone who is stressed out.
- Solicit mutual friends to send an encouraging text every hour during the day for the entire week.
- Ask them how things are going. Remind them they will reach the end/finish line/etc.
- Send them index cards with scripture verses or inspirational quotes on them.
- Bring soup and bread to a sick friend without asking if it is okay. (I know you need to know food allergies, but showing up with something as a surprise is just so darn nice.)
- If they are sick in bed, buy them a silly cartoon character pillow case or water bottle.
- Do some research if they need answers to something: illness, allergies, moving, etc ad nauseam.
- Help them send out thank you cards or file paperwork or any other type “office” help they may need. When things are stressful, the paper piles up.
- Organize a scheduled visit calendar for a bed ridden friend.
- Put important dates in your calendar so you can remember — races, due dates, interviews, major medical events, etc.
The list could go on and on. I had to stop somewhere. But with all the things available to do for someone, never underestimate the value of a phone call or a short visit.
Add to the list here in the comments!
Have A Nice Day!!!