lift (one's) spirits

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lift (one's) spirits

To make one feel happier or more carefree. The purpose of this charity is to lift children's spirits this holiday season. I love my roommate. No matter what mood I'm in, he is always able to lift my spirits.
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It is about lifting spirits, raising interest, and across the board, so many who perhaps weren't ardent fans, have found a new and an exhilarating interest.
LIFTING SPIRITS Will Sturgeon help poor at Christmas?
It shows the glazed eyes one gets from day-in, day-out field work, and it shows the attempts at lifting spirits, that time on the stoop with the guitar, or that mid-morning water break.
When her school ran out of money, Ella turned to music, becoming a founding member of the Jubilee Singers, a travelling choir that followed the route of the Underground Railroad, breaking down barriers between blacks and whites, lifting spirits and helping influence modern American music.
John (Cally) Callahan, Waterloo BEAUTY Clouds float and scurry across blue sky Birds swoop and swerve as they pass by Sand blows in determined spurts covering your toes Sea water ripples to and fro as tide comes and goes Spring peeps over the hill a hint of things anew Sheep and cattle may stop to stare but continue to chew Flowers bud and burst forth in colour lifting spirits high Meadows and fields carpeted in green so pleasant on the eye Take time to enjoy these wonders as seasons come around The joy of seeing, touching and smelling The miracles from the ground by Irene Burgess, Litherland
The important thing was lifting spirits - not only in the dressing room but the fans too."
And by the way, you could have no better person leading the charge and lifting spirits with a bullhorn at a march or demonstration.
He has visited Ipswich, Grantham and Toowoomba, lifting spirits and boosting morale.
Giggs and Toshack have spent the past few days lifting spirits after Wales' unlucky 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2008 qualifier.
The theme for National Nurses' Week this year is "Nurses: Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives." Nurses' Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through Florence Nightingale's birthday on May 12.
The Vikings threw away a brilliant chance of knocking Bradford out of the Challenge Cup quarter-finals last week and Neil Kelly might have a problem lifting spirits.
Neither has a victory yet in the competition, while Zimbabwe are flourishing and lifting spirits and expectations back home.
BAGPIPES skirled as several thousand Christian pilgrims flocked to Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts.
Yet Kean maintains that he has the full backing of owners Venky's and, after lifting spirits with a draw at Liverpool opn Boxing Day, is now making plans for January signings.