What's your way of cheering up a person?

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  1. yougotme profile image92
    yougotmeposted 6 years ago

    What's your way of cheering up a person?

    Yup, we often see our friends not in a good mood. What's your recommended ways of cheering them up?

  2. cruising.granny profile image60
    cruising.grannyposted 6 years ago

    If you're a close friend, and they feel like talking, ask them about the problem and what caused the mood.
    If not, just be interested but not nosey.
    Invite them for a coffee or make them one, and maybe talk about anything else which comes up.
    Do not push for reason for mood.  It will come out eventually.
    Just be interested and receptive.  Don't chatter on.  Respect your friend's mood and emotions at the time.
    Share a meal, a plate of cake or other "mood" food.
    If you're in their house, maybe do the dishes while chatting.  Go out in the garden or on the balcony.  Get out of the "atmosphere" in the house/unit/apartment.
    It the person is an acquaintance or work buddy go easy, but be interested.  Don't intrude or invade their privacy.  Just show interest.
    Everything goes better if someone offers a sympathetic ear.  Don't offer a "cure" or opinion unless its asked for.  Just be there and be nice.

    1. yougotme profile image92
      yougotmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great tip! I appreciate your response very much!

  3. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    If I'm close to that person, I usually cook, I don't know why, but I think that food can be very conforting, so I invite them for talk, tea and cake or dinner, or I just cook them something I know they like... This usually helps, because people feel a bit pampered and they feel conforted and they pour themselves out... Now, I had a situation where food could not be part of the equation (medical issues) and that really made things more difficult... It had to be all about just being there... just that...

    1. yougotme profile image92
      yougotmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awwww. sad
      Nonetheless, your suggestion is quite unique, if a friend of mine would do this to me, definitely I will be more than cheered up. smile)

  4. Diana Grant profile image92
    Diana Grantposted 6 years ago

    I've been a professional adviser as a solicitor (attorney to you) for many years, dealing with bereaved people and people in the throes of a broken relationship and I often have people say they feel better after talking to me.

    Basically, I listen to what the problem is, and then discuss the alternative solutions and sometimes what's the worst that can happen, so that anything less than that is a bonus.  I usually manage a laugh and a joke as well, which usually encourages them to smile too - even a half-hearted smile seems to make people feel better. Sometimes I point out that someone is not all bad (e.g. they must have loved something about them once), or that there were good times as well as bad times, and situations don't last forever, even though it might seem so at the time.

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image94
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Cheering up a person is usually giving them hope or helping put things in perspective so that issues don't seem so insurmountable. As friends, we are there to remove the burdens that weigh others down.

    1. yougotme profile image92
      yougotmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Simple yet very meaningful! smile

  6. Ask Nina profile image60
    Ask Ninaposted 6 years ago

    Show them you care but don't overwhelm them. Make an effort to be around that person when possible. Hope that helps smile


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