–Look for the lonely and reach out to them.
–Pay attention to the (small) details and acknowledge what others miss.
–Don’t miss the bashful and shy.
–Listen closely to what’s going on in people’s lives.
–Pray for opportunities to encourage.
–At times, encourage anonymously.
–Remember those who are usually behind the scenes.
–Put yourself in the place of others.
–See through Christlike eyes.
–Find happiness in encouraging and joy in others enjoying encouragement.
–Consider encouragement a sacred duty.
–Do an act of service for an unsuspecting other.
–Be a meaningful, genuine complimenter free of selfish motives.
–Remember that encouragers are church growers.
–Don’t overlook the frustrated (young parents, teens, unemployed, newly divorced).
–Mentally walk a mile in the potentially encouraged’s shoes.
–Find exciting, unusual ways to make someone’s day.
–Appreciate the value of a handwritten note or card (especially in our virtual world).
–Reach out to the “marginalized” (new members, the poor, those who attend alone, theelderly, widows, widowers, etc.)