Today’s Word: encourage

May 6, 2018 =========

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When someone is feeling sad or down, it’s good if you can encourage them (gently) to do things that will make them feel better or more positive. If a friend is feeling down, then you could encourage them to get outside and get some fresh air. Or you could encourage them by helping them make a list of what is troubling them, and then sort out some simple action steps they can take.

If you know someone who was working toward a dream and that dream fell apart, encourage them not to give up. I heard a great idea for this situation, which is that if someone’s dream (or your own!) breaks into a thousand pieces, then encourage the person to pick up one piece and start again.

How do you encourage people when they are feeling down?