“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

~John Holmes

Making others happy is one of the best ways to have a great day yourself.

It can brighten the world around you.

Make someone happy today!

Here are a few ways how:

1. Smile.

A simple smile can go a long way.

Best of all, smiling can be contagious!

No better time like the present to start the trend.

2. Call just to see how they’re doing.

It feels good to know that we are cared for.

Often we tend to call people only when we need something.

Instead of calling to get something, call to give something instead- your time.

3. Pick them flowers.

A simple gift everybody can appreciate.

You can buy flowers too, but picking them is more personal.

4. Cook them a nice meal.

Good food is food that is cooked with love.

Make a loving meal for somebody, and you can be sure they will see and feel your care.

5. Tell a joke and laugh your butts off.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Boo.
Boo who?
Don’t cry; it’s only a knock-knock joke.

6. Write a love letter to a loved one.

Tell them why you love them.

We don’t tell each other these things enough.

Don’t wait till it’s too late.

Tell those you love how much you love them and why.

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7. Give them a cherished book.

Giving a book you like to somebody is a great way to bond with them.

Afterwords, you can spend time together discussing you’re favorite parts!

8. Praise them publicly.

Show them that you support and believe in them.

Even in front of others.

9. Thank them for a job well done.

Show somebody that you appreciate what they have done.

That you see their effort, and that their handwork does not go un noticed.

10. Listen.

Give somebody a moment of your time.

Time is the greatest gift we can give.

From time to time it is important to shut our own mouths and listen to somebody else.

11. Spend time with them, having fun.

Do something you both enjoy!

When you do things that are fun together, you connect with somebody on a whole new level.

You are simultaneously brightening not only their day, but also your own!

12. Do errands or chores for them.

Take a task of their hands and do it for them.

For us it may be easy, and it can mean the world to somebody who is over whelmed and busy.

13. Give a back rub when appropriate.

Everybody needs a little tension released sometimes.

Just remember to be mindful of the time, person, and place.

In the middle of a brainstorming meeting at work may not be the most ideal time or place.

14. Deliver a nice lunch to them when they’re having a rough day.

Bring them they’re favorite sandwich.

Show them that even though they are having a bad day, there are always things to smile about.

Like a delicious sandwich. And your friendship.

15. Be happy yourself.

Make somebody happy by simply being around you!

Shine your light and you can be sure those around you will feel your rays.

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“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

~Buddha