how do you cheer up people?

cry - cry.
Philippines
August 27, 2007 9:51pm CST
my brother was so devastated not seeing his name on the list of successful examinees on the recently released result of the nursing board. he was crying so hard, that its the first i saw him. i pity him, for he was expecting that he will pass, but not seeing his name, means that he failed. this is his first time that he had failed in doing something, and its bad that it had to be his licensure exam. we convinced him to go to places and enjoy himself so to forget. how do you help any friend, or family when they are so down.
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15 responses
• Malaysia
28 Aug 07
Hi..hI..hi..HI, larskie23 (383); Long time no see, where have you been? You like playground?....OK just kidding, no joke will never smiles. Let us focus on your voice texts. Actually you brother now not looking for cheer up. But he is looking for somebody who can gears up his bottom level of energy. To support this kind of depressions, let him be that way BUT you have to take action alone to prove your noble help by straight away meet the examination board or licensure board, ask them for the real caused of failure. I mean to know the details of failure. And I hope this case is appealable. Look for an opportunuty. Normally opportunity avail in any problem.At least for re-examination for him. PLEASE...!!! Sincerely, Michael.
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
hi there michael!! :-) yep, ive been busy for a while. work, work and work to earn money and pay all debts. LOL thanks for that, we are going to contact the professional regulation commission (PRC) here, the one who conducted the examination to see his grades and subjects he has low grades. or even better, maybe there was an error on the released result. LOL and yes, he's going to re-take the exam. :-)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 07
Oh Goutch!!!!!!what a great feeling that I'm having now.... after reading your sentences, I mean last past for "re-exam"....OK...say QUECK..QUECK...QEUCK...and Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!! Bye for now.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
That is indeed depressing, after spending years of studying and working hard to become a good nurse someday then disappointments appear. I think you should let him be for a while, but always make sure that all of you are there to back him up and give support. Let him know that there's another chance, that he should be working on right now to pass on his retake.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
yes, its painful, not just for him, but with us as well, his family, our parents who is dissapointed too, but of course, we had to set aside our feelings and consider most to our brother. :-)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
Just remember, as a family, you will be his source of strength so all of you should be strong for him. Be always positive, show him that you believe in him and I'm sure he'll get over it soon.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
28 Aug 07
You have done a yeomen service by cheering up a person who needed it most. Not many people can do it. I myself was down in business and it is my friends and brothers who came to my rescue and pulled me out of trouble. Thanks and have a nice day;.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
its good to have our family and friends by our side at the most trouble time of our life. ;-)
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
28 Aug 07
It is not that easy than said. It is at times of personal crisis, most of the family members and friends vanish from the scene for fear of losin money or material support, forget about moral support. It is only a few committed and principled people who stand by in such a situation.
• Hong Kong
28 Aug 07
I think I would let my friends cry all they want and give them hugs during the time. Then I would accompany them to some places to have fun and forget the bad stuff for a little while. And I might start to come up with bad jokes (I am not good at jokes) and try to cheer them up, usually it works when they hear me start telling bad jokes because they know I am not good at all. I think being there for them and let them know that we care would be good enough to cheer someone up.
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
being with someone is a good relief with them, sometimes, if we cant even think of words to say silence is better option. :-)
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
28 Aug 07
i hope your brother will not give up and will take his test again that is one way i try to cheer someone up i listen perhaps hold their hand be at their side support them love them be there for them
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
embracing someone who is crying is a way to feel that he is comforted. holding their hands or tapping them on their shoulder. yes, we know that he wont give up
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
28 Aug 07
I dunno, make them see the lighter side of it. There's a good side to everything. Take him out for icecream! put a funny dvd on! It's quite depressing trying to cheer up people when they're really low. It tends to rub off on you hey. It's =obvious that he really had his heaart set on doing well on the exam so you'd have to talk to him about trying again even harder next time and making sure that he gets the results he wants and that it ill just take a little hard work and he can still have what he wishes for.
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
yes, we know that he works hard and did his best. yes next he should try even harder and better than best. thanks
• Malaysia
28 Aug 07
Maybe you should just let him cry himself out. After a good cry, usually a person will feel relieved. Things will get better after the crying. Maybe afterwards you can ask him to go with you somewhere to release his tense and try to forget. While being there, you can talk to him and convince him it is not the end of the world. He can re-sit the examination.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
yes, he cried and cried the first night the exam result was released. usually, it really hurts but soon it will be a laugh, so we just have to let him do what will make him feel relieved. thanks
• China
28 Aug 07
I will talkto him some achievements that he gets,it means he is a successor though he makes some mistakes .The most important of all,he should encourage himself to cheer up,it will be effective most.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
thanks, we encourage him and talked to him and again, we mentioned things that he have done right.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I have so many friends, who failed or was being not succesfull.I am trying to support them in any situation and tell them they will be sucessfull other time.I think the most time people just need somebody , who will listen them.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
you are such a nice friend, supportive and always there when a friend is in need. your friends are lucky to have you. :-)
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
by giving some inspiring and encouraging words I think...and tell him that maybe it's not your time... there were things that are set for us...it's good to see when you are on the right track...
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
thats what we told him, it maybe not his time yet, maybe next time. as it is always, there's a time for everything. :-)
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Spend some time with him, take him out, do some fun things, and such.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
29 Aug 07
Its very difficult to console if the person involved is very emotional.We should talk to them, don't leave them lonely for much time.Take them to places where they like to go.Talking and sharing reduces the stress.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I'm sorry to hear that about your brother. Will he have another chance? I think that, as the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. I try to make people laugh when they are down. It always seems to work for me.:)
@sosaei (4)
28 Aug 07
cheer dem up
28 Aug 07
be funny