The entire world would be a much better place if we all do random acts of kindness for one another. During all the negativity and controversy surrounding us today it is nice to shed a little bit of light in to someone’s life. You never know if you could be the one to turn their day around.
Kindness is like a smile, being kind changes your brain for the better and makes you happier. Happiness is meant to be shared. Luckily, it doesn’t take a grand gesture or a whole in the wallet, there are hundreds of little things you can do to brighten someone’s day, just taking a few minutes to let them know you care.
So, if you are looking to make the world a better place, you can brighten someone’s day, contribute to a happier environment and make everyone, everywhere happier, whether they be friends, total strangers or work colleagues. When you are kind you don’t just make someone else happier, you are also adding happiness to your own life.
Here are a few great ideas how to make someone’s life better and be positive when you ask your self what am I doing to make others happy?
Give a compliment. It feels good when someone gives you a compliment on something obvious like a new haircut or piece of clothing. Something like “hey I like your shoes” or “your smile is awesome” are small comments that someone could remember for a long time and can boost their self esteem as well.
But unexpected compliments can go even further: such as telling your co-worker that you appreciate their hard work and help on a recent project or letting your yoga instructor know that you really enjoyed their class today. These kind of compliments can really make someone’s day and increase their motivation to be better and more enthusiastic.
Always recognize your positive thoughts about others and then share them. It will make you happy and it will certainly do the same for them.
Make everyone feel important. It makes such a huge difference to other people when you can encourage their ideas and aspirations without trying to fix them. Our friends aren’t always looking for advise. Sometimes they are just looking for someone who is willing to support their dreams. Be that person and you will see the difference. No one wants to be left out, by trying to put down the cell phone or remote and truly listen to someone, you can make that person’s day much better. Everyone wants to feel like their opinions are valued so engage and ask question or let them vent. Not only will it make the other person feel good, you might just find that they have something interesting to say.
Surprise them with the note. Surprise notes can really be anything from “thank you” to a simple “have a great day” or “love you”. The message that you can get across is someone was thinking about you, someone love’s you and cares about you. You are special in someone’s life.
You can leave a surprise note in between the pages of a book they are reading, attached to the bathroom mirror or they computer desktop. It does not really matter where you put your surprise notes, just that they see it in the first place.
Say please and thank you. If you are requesting something or being given something, you should add please and thank you to your words. It is a small token of gratitude for the things we do for each other every day. Saying please and thank you is a simple sign of respect. If we don’t express gratitude we show, we don’t care about others. People feel happy because they are looking for recognition, respect and affection.
Smile at people. Why did the Mona Lisa become one of the most famous paintings of all time? Possible answer is this: because of her unique smile. Smile increases the beauty of faces your smile can shine your personality. Smile can be contagious, and smile can change our mood in a very quick way. We are not suggesting you walk around and smile all day, this could be strange. But whether you are interacting with people around you a simple smile can go a long way towards making a person feel appreciated. Give a smile and chances are you will get one in return.
Send a gift. It is nice to receive the gift like the ones for birthday or some other special day but even more special can be the gifts we give out of the blue. It doesn’t have to be big or extravagant, it is the thought that counts. Even something small can go a long way and they are just reminders that you thought of someone else when you weren’t with them.
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