Do You Want to Encourage Someone Today?
How to Encourage Someone By Pastor Chip Ingram
Encourage Someone And at The Same Time Encourage Yourself!
The challenge is to see how many acts of kindness you can do in 31 days!
- Make cards for nursing house residents and spend some time with them.
- Hide dollars around a dollar store with a kind note attached.
- Donate a new stuffed animal to your local children’s hospital.
- Leave scarves tied around trees for someone with a note to please have one.
- Order an appetizer or dessert for another family while out eating.
- Leave a few kind words or a funny note or some cash in a library book.
- Run an errand or do a chore for someone just to be a blessing.
- Smile at everyone you come across and make that a regular habit.
- Text ten of your friends letting them know you’re just thinking of them.
- Send anonymous flowers or cookies to someone in your life that you care about.
- Write a letter and send by mail, it is more special than an email.
- Say something kind to someone even if it is that you like their shirt.
- Take a friend out for coffee or soda and share some good news with them.
- Talk to someone new as a regular habit.
- Tell someone you love exactly why you love them.
- Leave a friendly note where someone will find it to brighten up their day.
- Hold the door open for multiple people while saying hi to each of them.
- Donate loose change.
- Leave a big tip for a waitress with an encouraging note.
- Bake or buy extra cookies and take to your local fire or police department.
- Pay for the car behind you at a drive-thru and to encourage them.
- Call someone you know who is down, with the purpose to try to feel loved and to cheer them up.
- Offer to shovel a neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk, or offer to cut their grass.
- Donate a toy to a local charity.
- Mail a surprise package to someone you know, the value of the package is irrelevant.
- Leave a positive note in your child or spouse’s lunch box with words of love.
- Let someone have your parking space or place in line instead of fighting for it.
- Bake cookies for your neighbors on a semi-regular basis.
- Pick up litter no matter where you are.
- Put positive sticky notes on your bathroom mirror with words to encourage yourself daily.
- Make eye contact with more people and smile at them more too.
Encourage Someone on The Phone Today!
“A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, ‘He’s a great player because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them the confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.” Pele
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Ideas How to Encourage Someone With a Random Act of Kindness
See how many acts of kindness you can do in 31 days!
- Send an email, card, or letter to someone just to let them know that you care.
- Show your appreciation to someone who helped you when you needed help recently.
- Tell your friend or family member you love them.
- Cheer up someone who is discouraged with a hug.
- Try to understand where the another person is at with their emotions.
- Spending time with the person.
- Share the truth of God’s word.
- Giving hope to someone.
- Tell a joke to make them make them laugh.
- Make it a point to do nice things for everyone.
- Put others’ needs before your own.
- Some people are most encouraged when they receive a gift of service.
- Leave Post-it notes with words thoughtful words of gratitude and care.
- Remind one who is in a complicated relationship that God loves them with an everlasting love.
- Love on those who have been a spiritual leader to you, by sending her a card or note in the mail, asking that person to breakfast or lunch, or you can offer your time in a helpful way.
- Compliment someone at work or someone you meet during the day.
- A simple smile can make a friend or stranger feel excellent inside for free.
- Take time to call someone you know who is going through some hard times lately.
- Let someone know that you are thinking about them and praying for them also.
- Tell someone who you like their shirt, hat, or something they are wearing.
- Offer to take a friend out for soda, a cup of coffee, or even lunch and catch up on life.
- Do something kind for either a friend or even a stranger.
- Make time to listen to someone who seems to be lonely or sad.
- Thank someone who has gone out of their way to help you in your life recently or in the past.
- Be patient with the clerk at the store by being extra cheerful to them.
- Look out for a co-worker. Everyone needs someone to be in their corner, to have their back.
- People are more blessed when you pray with them immediately, rather than saying I’ll be praying for you.
- Listen to a young person and let them see that you value their ideas.
- Choose to live a life of character and integrity. It makes it easier for them to follow your example.
- Give someone special a gift handmade by you.
- Encourage a friend to put her hope in God.
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What Should motivate you to Love One Another?
- I believe you reap what you sow. If you love others, you will receive love in return.
- Jesus loved me when no one else did, so I should be pleased to love others!
- God loved me and did not judge me, so I should follow His perfect example
- I’m motivated to love others just like Jesus loved me, and I try to mirror His love.
- Should motivate me greatly to do that, and I ask Him daily to help me do just that.
- Motivates me daily to do the same to others just as Jesus loved me.
- Highly motivated to love others because Jesus loved me when I was cold hearted.
- Jesus gave His life up for all of us, so we should do the same as Jesus.
- God is love and His love compels and enables us to love one another.
- Trying to share God’s love with others that He has given to me!
- God has motivated me through prayer to love others just as He has loved me.
- When I drift and go my way, Jesus loves me and brings me back to Himself!
Encourage Someone With a Random Act of Kindness
How Can You Encourage Someone?
When we say to encourage someone, that doesn’t mean it has to be a large type of encouragement even a small compliment given to someone who needs desperately to hear something positive is a blessing. Make it a goal in your life to encourage someone each and every day.
Anything you do for someone else can be considered a form of encouragement. Think about what the other person needs, and try to be of help to them with your time, money, energy, to help make their day a little better. Get out and encourage someone today!
More Acts of Kindness to Share!
See how many acts of kindness you can do in 31 days!
- Pick up the phone and take the time to listen and help someone who lives far away, keep in mind not do all the talking and let them talk more.
- Send a short note on Facebook or text message a friend with a few encouraging words.
- Tell your Pastor, friend, boss, or other someone else in your life that you appreciate them.
- Make the person that you are talking about actually feel that you are totally paying attention to them and that you truly care.
- Do you know someone who is having a hard time? Secretly send them a card or note every day for a week.
- Offer to watch a young couple’s children free them up to enjoy themselves and each other.
- People do not get letters in the mail too often anymore so decide to write a letter to someone that could use a letter.
- Catch a parent doing something positive in their parenting.
- Catch a child doing something in the act, that their parents would make them happy.
- Be sure to have a couple small gifts and birthday cards on hand to give someone, just to be prepared.
- Be quick to listen and slow to talk. Sometimes, the best encouragement is someone who is a good listener.
- Let your friends that you pray for, know you pray for them regularly.
- Buy a small thoughtful gift for someone that you know needs some encouragement.
- Always try to be encouraging to everyone you meet. You never know who is having a crisis kind of day.
- Many people are starving for human touch. Just a hand on the shoulder or same touch that is appropriate can be very encouraging. For some, a hug could be life-changing.
- Keep in mind when talking with someone, ask them about themselves and their situation, don’t insist on talking about yourself.
- If your friend is grieving a loved one, encourage them to talk to the person and listen well.
- Give words of blessing. When we bless others, we release God’s blessing on them.
- Put together a care package. A unique collection of items put together in a box of love and encouragement?
- Share neighborly kindness by baking them something or helping on a small project.
- Be an active, joyful person. We can only encourage, love, and bless others with what we already have available ourselves.
- Fill jelly jars with flowers picked from your garden. Drop by a nursing home with them and bless the residents there.
- Ask someone for information on something they love or are excellent at and sit back and listen.
- Treat a co-worker or friend with something small now and then. Something like a candy bar or their favorite coffee, etc.
- Give a sincere compliment to someone when you see the opportunity.
- Write down a Bible verse that meets the need of your friend’s heart, and send it in the mail, or text it, or post it on their Facebook wall for encouragement.
- Do something nice for your pet or your friend or neighbors pet.
- Find a way to remember to pray for a friend. One gal who doesn’t get to see her friend has a pact with that friend to listen at night for the train whistles. It’s their signal to pray for each other.
- When we do acts of kindness, it has a powerful ripple effect on others in the area.
- Try to have a playful light-hearted spirit with everyone you come in contact.
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A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. John C. Maxwell
Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.