Just care. Care about people when they hurt.
For an example, when my dog Mandy was hit by a car recently and killed, I was devastated; she was such a huge part of my life. I've never even cried that much at the death of a relative.
I was amazed at how much it helped me when I got 62 sympathetic comments on that entry, and also when one of my Internet friends called after reading my journal entry, crying as though her heart would break, unable to say anything except "I'm sorry". Yes, it makes a difference when people care.
So I'm trying to remember how comforting it was to have people say they were praying for me, and that they understood. When people are hurting, those little comments in journals can make a difference.
Extra Credit: Name someone you know who you admire for making a difference. My friend Wilona, the one who called me in tears the day Mandy died. Not just for that, but she is always sympathetic and caring to everyone she knows. No wonder she has so many friends.
If you want to do this assignment, be sure and go to John's blog and leave a link to your entry.