Five Minute Friday


Joining Five-Minute Friday today and the word prompt is FORGET.


Have you encouraged someone lately?  Do people look at you and see Jesus?  Sometimes, we as Christians, are so busy we don’t even take time to stop and look at others when we are out and about.  We should be smiling and greeting wherever we go shining our lights because we have been with Him.

Don’t forget to encourage others today.  Here are just a few things you can do.

  1. Talk to your cashier and say thank you when they are finished.
  2. Pause and peak to the cashier, to a teacher, to a police officer, to a military person – all who serve us.  Tell them thank you.  I stopped outside of Target a few weeks ago with my 2-year old grandson and talked to one and let my grandson see his car introducing him to authority.
  3. Treat a fellow worker to a cup of coffee, a candy bar, or the whole office with bagels/doughnuts.
  4. Get some mason jars or baby jars and pick some flowers or buy some and carry them to a nursing home.
  5. Write or type a letter to someone and put it in snail mail.
  6. Text or PM someone today and tell them you love them.
  7. Tell your family thank you when they do chores around the house.
  8. Take someone who is sick a meal.
  9. Send someone who is hurting a card.
  10. Share some plants you dig up while cleaning your flower beds.  Don’t throw them out.
  11. Buy someone’s coffee or meal behind you in a drive-thru.
  12. Help an older person with their groceries.
  13. Put a grocery cart back in it’s place that someone else has discarded.
  14. Offer to watch someone’s children so they can go out.  Many couples don’t have parents nearby and perhaps they aren’t in church yet.  Be a light.
  15. Pick up the phone and really talk to someone rather than texting.
  16. Tell you pastor and his wife you appreciate them.  Don’t forget to do the same with your Bible study teachers.
  17. Rake leaves for someone.
  18. Let someone in a hurry go ahead of you in the grocery line.
  19. Hold your hubby’s hand or better still lay your head in his lap watching television.  He’ll love it.  I KNOW.
  20. Sit aside a box today and start putting one item a day for thirty days and donate.





  1. These are all great ways to make someone feel better by doing something simple. I always try to be nice to others when I am out and about because you never know the kind of day someone is having and sometimes just a simple smile and a “have a great day” is enough to make them feel better. Thank you for sharing this with us at the #FFBH!


  2. Such great ideas! Showing and introducing your grandson to a police officer is so important in this current world we live in. Thank you for giving us these tangible ideas that we can then use to encourage others.


  3. What an important reminder and I love all the great ideas. I loved the idea of carrying flowers to a nursing home. I can’t wait til I get some blooms. I will have to buy mason jars. Thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

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    1. Mary I wish I had saved baby food jars, but I do have plenty of Mason and I’m going to do it soon. The flowers are starting to bloom here – hope they don’t freeze. We have a lady we pick up at a nursing home once a month and take to church. Can’t wait.


  4. Such practical and doable steps. It’s really important to have like a team supporting and encouraging us. Also, we must not forget to play our part in making the world a better place. To encourage others is a breath of fresh air in a world so full of hate.


  5. Sweet friend, this was such a beautiful and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing the importance of encouraging one another.

    This lovely post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration this coming Tuesday. Hugs!


  6. So many ways to encourage one another! Thanks! I didn’t think that putting the grocery cart away could be encouraging, but yet it is! Not just ‘thinking’, but taking action to better our world makes a ripple difference we won’t always know.


  7. Dear Debbie,

    I had the opportunity to start my day by reading several of your posts. What a blessing and an encouragement you are! I hope you have an amazing week!

    Thanks for visiting me today as well! 🙂


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