If you want to live as an encourager:
1. Know that your smile really makes a difference. God can use you to actually brighten someone’s day through your smile.
2. Know that many people are just one step away from significant life change. That difference may come as God uses you to encourage.
3. Know that God uses encouragers who are single and married, rich and poor, old and young. Never assume that God will not use you to significantly encourage someone because you appear to be so different from that person.
4. Know that an encouraging word can make an incredible difference to someone who is discouraged. Meanwhile, a negative or harsh word can crush another and be remembered for many, many years.