When you acknowledge others for a job well done, or offer an “A” for effort, you spark good feelings for all. Such acts of kindness help melt away stress. It may foster deeper bonds with others. And it can help support friends, family, and co-workers who may be struggling to reach a goal. So offer up words of encouragement when you see someone you care about making headway. And if they are finding it hard to reach their goal, find ways to help and support them.