James even wrote this in James 1: verses 2 & 3, "2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
Whenever is the key word here. He didn't say "IF".
Take time every day to encourage someone!
You never know what one nice thing you say, one smile, or even a wave from the car might do for someone's day.
Hebrews 3: 13 says, " But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness."
If you know someone is going through a tough time, take a minute to encourage them. If someone comes to your mind, pray for them, then send them an encouraging text, email, or call them.
Sometimes all people need to know is that they have value. That they are cared about. Of course, God loves and cares about everyone. But He uses US to show His love.
Look for someone to encourage today and do it! You won't regret it. I bet you will even be blessed by it.