Life presents us with many takers who are quick to ask for our time, help, and sympathy, yet nowhere to be found when the tables are turned. But then there are the rare gems who selflessly support us, expecting nothing in return. When you find someone who uplifts you consistently, make sure you support them back wholeheartedly in their times of need.
“Support those who support you.” This simple but powerful maxim reminds us to invest in and appreciate those who invest in us. Nurture reciprocal relationships where you pour into each other. Mutual caring creates the positive momentum to accomplish more together.
Show Gratitude in Action
Express sincere gratitude to your supporters when they lend a hand or words of encouragement. But don’t stop at verbal thanks—show it through deeds.
Find opportunities to help them in return, celebrate their wins, send small gifts, write them heartfelt notes. Demonstrate your appreciation through initiative and effort, not just platitudes.
Surround Yourself with Your Cheerleaders
Be selective about whom you allocate your time and emotional bandwidth to. Limit relationships where you give, give, and give but rarely receive reciprocal care.
Instead, nurture deeper bonds with people who reciprocate support, going the extra mile when you need them. Value relationships where you uplift each other.
Lift Each Other Higher
Shared journeys are more fulfilling when you’re surrounded by people equally invested in uplifting you as you are them. With you each contributing your unique strengths, you create momentum that lifts you higher together than you could alone. Unite your passions.
The Value of Reciprocal Relationships
One-way relationships leave you depleted, no matter how pure your intentions. But when you find people who support you with the same care you give them, receive it with joy.
You nurture each other’s highest potential. The meaning comes from walking side by side. Invest there.
Avoid Envy, Foster Appreciation
When your close supporters receive blessings, promotions, accolades, or other forms of success, celebrate sincerely with them!
Avoid envy creeping in, falsely believing their win limits your own. Wanting the best for each other fosters mutual growth.
From Supporters to True Friends
People who begin as occasional supporters become true friends when consistency proves their dedication during ups and downs. Nurturing history together forges bonds not easily broken.
Let care proven over time change “supporters” into “family.”
Kindness Creates Positive Ripple Effects
When you support someone generously, it motivates them to pass on similar care to others. Each act of selfless support sets positive ripples into motion that multiply good karma. Lead with the energy you want to attract.
Have Compassion When Supporters Struggle
No matter how solid someone seems, we all face periods of deep challenge and darkness. Reciprocate friends’ past support by standing by them during their trials, not just your own. Show up even when it’s inconvenient. Remind them this, too, shall pass.
True supporters are rare treasures. When you find them, nurture those relationships devotedly, so you anchor each other through life’s ups and downs. Support them as generously as they’ve supported you — then observe the fruits compassion reciprocated grows. Uplift each other and change the world.