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Think back on when someone has done something completely spontaneous and it was at a time when you needed it most. This is the beauty of encouraging others. It's felt straight to the heart and makes a huge impact on their life. We're sharing 5 tips to encourage others and most of them cost zero dollars.
Give them a call
Sometimes we can get caught up in the busyness of our own lives that we forget that it's really as simple as calling and checking in on a friend. Maybe they posted something on Instagram or they’ve been on your heart. Take some time out to just give them a call. It will go a long way in letting them know you care about them.
Acts of Service
Maybe you noticed a working mom struggling to keep up. Offer to take the kids off her hands for a few hours. Run an errand for a sick friend. It can literally be as simple as opening the door for someone who needs help or offering to take the cart back to the store for them. You would be surprised at how good this makes you feel.
Send them a little gift
Nothing puts a smile on your face more than a surprise gift at their doorstep. Send them a little box of encouragement like our Love Box or our Kindness Box. Maybe you want to make it a little more personal - you can build a gift box with items you know they’ll love.
Send them a card
Paperless Post makes it SUPER easy to send a card for only $2. Browse by reason, have fun with some basic font and text design and that’s it. Send your card digitally through email or text.
Listen + follow up.
Probably the most meaningful thing you could do is listen to their struggles and concerns. Ask if they would like help or advice on the situation. Sometimes people are just venting and it can be great first to find out if they need help or just need to blow off steam. Then follow up with them a few weeks later to see how they are doing.