To encourage someone could be described as 'putting courage in'. We all desperately need encouragement and God has commanded us to encourage one another. When we contact others do we encourage them? I met with a friend today who did not give me great advice; he didn't tell me anything I didn't know. But, he related to my struggles and he invited me to be myself without judging me; he shared his heart and laughed about things we found funny. We both walked away with more courage.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."