8 Ways to Make Somebody’s Day
When you are feeling blue and like the whole world is against you all you really need to do is cheer up somebody around you. Use one of these tips today, or all of them for that matter, and watch your day (and the day of those around you) get brighter!
It’s so simple, so easy, and yet so underutilized. Smile to the people you encounter in your day to day life. A smile with a twinkle in your eyes is just enough to turn anybody’s day around.
2. Say Hello
We are all so busy looking down, sending electronic communications, and listening to headphones that a simple hello has more positive power today than it ever has. Make your welcome a positive one, say hello!
4. Use Their Name
If you know their name, use it. If they have a name tag, say it. Use the names of the people you work with every chance you get for there is nothing sweeter than hearing your own name.
5. Do Them a Favor
When somebody needs something done offer a helping hand. Two people means the job gets done in half the time. Time that can now be spent reflecting gratefully on the help received!
3. Surprise Them
Think about one thing that would brighten somebody’s day and then do it for them. No questions asked. No alternative motive. A simple surprise to let them know you care.
6. Show Affection
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dali Lama
A little affection goes a long way so give someone a touch of love whenever you can.
7. Say Thank You
We are all doing important things in our life. Feeling appreciated for what we do will cheer anybody up. The easiest way to show your appreciation is to say a simple thank you.
8. Let Them Help You
Sometimes we think we are helping someone by doing something ourselves. What we are really doing is depriving that someone of meaning. Let someone help you and really help themselves have a better day!
This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin