Want To Encourage A Friend?
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To have a good friend, you must be a good friend to them! ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Seven Ways to Encourage Others
- Pray for them when you are together, and at home alone.
- Point them to a saving knowledge of who Jesus Christ is.
- Show them in tangible ways that you care about them.
- Tell them verbally that you care.
- Tell them in writing that you care.
- Offer to spend time with them, or help them with a project.
- Share with others how much you care about them.
- Trust them with more responsibilities.
- Remind them about their good qualities.
- Help them be the best that they can be.
Ideas To Encourage A Freind, Or Make A Friend:
- Bake something and share friends.
- Be a bingo caller. Nursing homes are filled with people who have very few visitors.
- Buy something for someone else. Buy the person’s hamburger in a drive-through. Pay for someone’s gas.
- Buy someone some flowers.
- Celebrate accomplishments. Large or small.
- During your quiet time, lift friends in prayer.
- Give a hug. Studies have shown that hugs lower blood pressure and can heighten your sense of belonging.
- Give a sincere compliment.
- Help a friend move. With the help of a friend, the burden drastically gets reduced.
- Lend a helping hand anywhere and at any time.
- Listen. Sit down with a friend for a soda or cup of coffee and let them talk.
- Make a meal for someone
- Mow a yard, rake some leaves, shovel snow for an elderly or disabled person.
- Pass along a book that changed your life to some degree.
- Praise a parent.
- Pray a short prayer with someone immediately when they share a need.
- Send a card in the mail, letting someone know you’re thinking of them.
- Send someone serving in the military a care package.
- Tell someone how they have encouraged you in the past.
- Thank someone. Many people work behind the scene, so let them know you are grateful for their help.
- Use social media to pass along thoughtful words.
- Volunteer to watch kids. Let parents have a date night.
- Volunteer. This almost turns into a selfish act because of how amazing you feel at the end of assisting. Make a difference with Special Olympics, the local food bank, or homeless shelter.
- When you are introducing someone, share a few words about talent or gift they have.
- Write a handwritten letter or even an email to someone’s boss, for someone who went out of their way to serve you in a particular kind way. Let the boss know how happy that made you.
Encouragement Resource Links:
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When encouraging someone, there must be trust, respect! Encourage a friend when they reach out to you or even when you see them not being themselves. You know, when they seem down or preoccupied with something on their mind.
God says we ought to love and encourage one another, and that is what we ought to do! You can help someone by just spending time with them!
Share encouragement with them whenever you have the opportunity. Relate to their struggles by sharing how you dealt with a similar situation you had? ~ Bill Greguska
One Simple Way To Encourage A Friend!
Above All Find Simple Ways To Honor God And Help Others!
How to Pray to God and for Others
- Be kinder to those who irritate you.
- Forgive someone who has wronged you.
- Trust God has a plan for your life.
- Take better care of yourself (exercise, diet, sleep, etc.).
- Help those in need; pray for yourself and others.
- Look for the good in others and your situation.
Being Positive Is Good For Yourself And Those Around You!
- Affirm as much good as you possibly can with friends and everyone you come in contact with. There is too much discouragement in everyone’s life, and adding more is a waste of time and a real downer.
- Be genuine and share encouragement with others the best you can. Even one positive comment can start up a forest fire of motivation.
- Be pleasant and be there for others, sometimes just being there can be enough.
- Comfort others in a way that you would appreciate being comforted, not in a condescending way, but in a compassionate, caring way.
- Consciously focus on blessings instead of problems.
- Don’t forget, when you encourage someone else, a part of you becomes encouraged too.
- Encourage others to accept reality, but do not encourage others to have a pity party.
- Everyone likes to hear their name, so practice remembering names better. It makes people feel important and encouraged.
- Focus and share your positive stories from your past with others. Refuse to be a negative Nancy or Ned. Uplifting conversations are more likely when you keep things positive.
- Joy is a fruit of the spirit. Make use of the joy you have in you and share it with others.
- Let someone know that you are praying for them.
- Physical contact like a pat on the back, a hug, or just any type of appropriate contact can be encouraging and lift someone’s spirits.
- Practice being a good listener, and sometimes when people talk, they can answer their problems just by talking.
- Refuse to gossip or backbite others. Remember, we are to love one another.
- Remember to smile, it will increase your face value and encourage others too.
- See the good in things, and let that be evident in your conversations.
- Share a scripture that comes to your mind concerning someone else that would lift their spirits.
- Stay positive in all your communications, such as emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter, telephone.
- Try to think of the possible good in a situation rather than the negative that could happen.
- Use the mouth that God gave you to build others up, not tear them down.
What If My Problems Seem Out Of Control?
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