Over hot wings, a cup of coffee or during a local hike, have a conversation with your close friends and talk about being more intentional about speaking life into your friendship. Give each other praise, words of encouragement, affirmation, appreciation and gratitude. As this becomes a habit, watch what God does in your relationship. It is also a great habit to instill in your family, workplace or school. Start with general affirmation and work your way to be specific in your words of appreciation. Banter is fun, adds levity and depth to any relationship, but speaking life into someone adds the necessary energy to keep us all moving forward to a healthy thriving life.