Does anyone else go around thinking “how can I help “insert name here” have a good day? Just me? Well okay then…… lol.
I have been known to be a people pleasure, a yes when I want to say no person. Yet, through that I still want people to feel special, like they are needed, that they matter too in this wild world. The simplest thing can make someone smile.
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5 ways to make someones day
Doing something kind for another person doesn’t have to be costly or some kind of grand gesture. It can be small simple things. A lot of the time it’s the little things that create the biggest impact.
1. Acknowledge someone’s presence
It can make a world of difference in someone’s life having someone acknowledge that their here, that they are a living, breathing human.
Some people live alone with no close family or friends. It can become extremely lonely. Having someone at least say “hello” can make a world of difference in their lives.
2. Saying thank you can brighten someone’s day
So many customer service workers get verbally abused by customers during their work shift. It’s ridiculous. Saying thank you to the cashier packing your groceries or to the crossing guard can really help improve their day.
No one enjoys having spent all day getting yelled at or called names. It’s rude, and it’s mean!
3. Help out a stranger
This could be as simple as holding the door for someone or if you see someone looking lost in a grocery store tell them what aisle they’re looking for (if you know). I know my grocery store pretty well so I’m always helping random people with what aisle they need.
We all need a little help now and then. So if you can give a hand to someone who could use it.
4. Leave a random uplifting note on a strangers windshield.
Imagine having a stressful, long day. You leave the office or grocery store and come across a little note on your windshield. First thing that comes to mind is someone dinged your car, instead it’s a little note saying “I hope you have a great weekend” or something along those lines.
A simple act like that can really change your mood. You think to yourself “that was awfully nice”. Then you go about your day with a smile on your face.
5. Compliment a stranger
Personal story – The other day while at the grocery store the cashier told me I was really pretty. It completely through me off. You want to know something? It shouldn’t have. We should all be making an effort to be kind to eachother. It can make a world of difference.
Obviously these ideas won’t be possible with the current situation but they will be here for you anyways.
Ways you can brighten someone’s day now
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- Drop them an email, text or even better facetime
- Pay for the person’s coffee behind you in the drive thru
- Say thank you to the critical workers who can’t stay home. Ie medical staff, grocery clerks, bus drivers, taxi drivers, bank tellers, cleaners, sanitary engineers.
- Clean up after yourself. Those who have to work right now have a lot to do, please try and lessen extra work for them.
As the years go on it’s clear the world needs more kindness. You could be that person who brings it. What is something you do/have done to brighten someones day? Let me know down in the comments below.
Till next time,