1. Think of five people you can encourage this week.
2. Encourage one of those five people each day this week.
Don’t make it complicated, just send them a card, give them a call, go visit them, or do whatever else you deem necessary to gently encourage these five people.
If you get tangled up on the part where it doesn’t seem like “enough,” just consider how you would feel if someone did it for you.
Who can you encourage? What about a co-worker, a spouse, a teammate, a family member, a clerk at the grocery store, a friend, a soldier, a boss, a neighbor, a pastor, a volunteer, a barista, a childcare provider, a child, a mechanic, a healthcare provider, an assistant, a public servant, a server at your favorite restaurant, or maybe even an enemy.