Even if your friend denies sharing their pain, it’s still your responsibility to fix their issues.
Because that’s what friends are for.
However, we’re a bit caught up with work and responsibilities.
And we seldom check in with our friends these days.
It’s high-time to call our friends who need us.
Not because they were with us at our rough times, but because they deserve our time.
If you don’t know how to bring your friend’s smile back, or break through the clutter, here are some suggestions.
1. Crack Jokes
Crack jokes even if you’re not a Chandler Bing fan.
In the end, what matters is your attempt. And cracking jokes makes a stressful situation more manageable.
Make sure you don’t pass insensitive or offensive comments.
For example, if your friend hasn’t passed an interview, the appropriate comment would be “that company doesn’t hire smart folks.”
Start a conversation with puns, laughter, and dark jokes, as these will automatically bring a smile to your friend’s face.
2. Compliment Them
Validation from a friend instantly increases dopamine levels.
Look for things that you admire in them.
And graciously compliment them to put a million-dollar smile on their faces.
Complimenting your bestie will add sweetness to your bond. And it literally costs nothing to do this kind and sweet gesture.
3. Give Them A Gift
Gifts do wonders.
If you haven’t seen them for ages, it’s wise to give your friend a meaningful handmade gift.
That’s how you enlighten their days and show them that they’ve got your back.
Gift-giving will ensure you that, despite having a hard life, friends are always there to ease the pain and get you through it.
4. Offer Help
Offering your shoulder to lean on is the best thing you can do for friends in difficult times.
They’ll realize their happiness and importance in your life.
You could offer help in several different ways: emotional comfort, financial support, and so on.
Even if you’re not able to resolve their issues, they’ll still feel protected and encouraged by your kind gestures.
Your helping hands at various times will certainly bring smiles to their faces.
5. Send or Tag Them On Memes
Let your friend know about your admiration and fondness for him through memes.
When they return home from the office and go online, they’ll be thrilled to see themselves tagged in memes that resonate with them.
Instagram memes and reels are quite relatable.
Not only will they feel good, but they will also take great pride in being part of this meme culture.
6. Order Their Favorite Food
Ordering their favorite food is the best therapy for lifting your friend’s mood.
If you know how to cook, it’s the best thing you can do in a friendship.
See, neither Gordon Ramsay nor Yannick Allena will judge you.
Your effort and love for them will delight them and bring smiles to their faces.
When your friend is down and depressed, it’s your duty to lift their spirits.
You can pick any above-shared idea you want. Make sure you give your 100 percent since it’s your effort that’ll make a difference.