Kindness Idea

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Encourage Someone

Encourage someone who needs it. Whether it’s a friend, sibling, parent, child or coworker, a little recognition could make a world of difference in their lives. Let them know that you are thankful for them and that you appreciate having them in your life. You can encourage someone with words, a hug, a gift or even an email or phone call. It is so simple to do; act now and go encourage someone!


Encouraging someone will help build their self-confidence and will help them succeed. It will strengthen your relationship with that person and bring you closer to each other. Not to mention it feels good to give praise (and to receive it!).

Step It Up:

It is pretty easy to encourage someone you like: a close friend, spouse, significant other, child, parent or sibling. Take that extra step and encourage someone you don't know that well, or maybe even someone you dislike. Find that co-worker who sometimes drives you crazy or classmate who seems to know all the answers. Often times people act out because they are looking for attention and affirmation. When you encourage them, they are less likely to need to go looking for it. You might even find yourself befriending them!

Keep It Simple:

Choose one person and think of a way you can encourage them. If you are a pretty shy person, send an email, text message, or a card in the mail. If you are outgoing, verbally praise someone for a job well done. Give someone a hug if it looks like they need it. Give someone a call! Just choose one person a week and do one encouraging thing for them.

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Don't know what to say? Visit Words of Encouragement to get some ideas!

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