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Let’s Lift Each Other Up. Ten tips for supporting each other.

Lift Each Other Up.

Let's Lift Each Other Up. Here are some simple tips for supporting a friend. | Organic Runner Mom

Kind words not only lift our spirits in the moment they are given, but they can linger with us over the years. –Joseph B. Wirthlin


Why is it that we live in a culture where we feel we must always one up each other? I am all for healthy competition in sport but in daily life we should celebrate each others accomplishments as they happen. We also need to be ready to hold each other up when life throws a challenge in the path. We need to keep our eyes open to see the struggles and the successes happening all around us. It is great to celebrate the positive things that are happening for you but don’t forget to look to see what is happening for others.

Here are some things you can do to support someone else today:

  • Listen. Just listen.
  • Lend a shoulder to cry on.
  • Check-in when you know things are tough. A phone call, a note, a simple quick text can help.
  • Be available. You will be there if needed if you can. Just letting a friend know you are there can help lift someone up.
  • Give them space if they ask for it. Let them know the need for space is ok too.
  • Ask, “how are you doing?” and be ready for whatever it is that they have to tell you.
  • Celebrate achievements no matter how big or small.
  • Notice the small things.
  • Ask about something that you haven’t asked about in awhile.
  • Get silly. Laughing together can ease tension and bring on the smiles.

What can you to to lift someone up today. How will you support a friend in need? 

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28 responses

28 responses

  1. Lovely post today and a great reminder that we can lift up not only friends, but strangers, too. LOVE it. Thanks for such a thoughtful read.
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  2. What a great post! I love the ideas you shared. I like walking around with a smile on my face and smiling at strangers… smiling is contagious. 🙂

  3. I have been blessed with wonderful people in my life, who literally lift me up daily. I feel kindness is one of the simplest ways to change the world around you. I don’t think we truly know how far a simple act can reach.

  4. Lovely post today, and a reminder that no matter how you’re feeling, there is someone out there who needs your shoulder to lean on for just a moment – and the act of offering it itself can make you feel uplifted because you’ve helped them.

  5. Listening is so important. there are times my “helpful” friend tries to offer me solutions (that I’ve already been through!) and it’s just so annoying. please just listen!
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  6. I love all of these! I’ve been trying to remember little bits and pieces of conversations that I have with patients so that I can ask them about it the next time I see them! It always brings huge smiles to their faces, and I love seeing them light up! :]
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  7. This is so awesome. I love these little tips you’re sharing. I always feel better when I do something (or say something) that makes someone else also feel better. Passing the kindness on is so important!

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  9. Yes! This message needs to be spread far and wide. Thanks for sharing. I think we too often forget that one of the best things we can do for someone is just listen intently and share kind words.

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