Did you know that one of the best ways to create a happier life for yourself is to make other people happier? Yes, you read that correctly, making others happy is one of the best ways for you to have a great day! Plus, imagine how much better the world would be if everyone would spend just a few minutes a day doing something nice for other people. Now that’s a world I would love to live in! So, how can you make someone happier? Keep reading for 16 simple ways to make someone happy today.
Be friendly and smile at a complete stranger. You may make someone’s day plus smiling can be contagious.
2/ Call a friend or family member just to see how they are.
Have you a friend or a relative you haven’t spoken to for a while? Give them a call and see how they’re doing.
3/ Let someone into your lane while driving.
We’ve all spent time waiting to get into a line of slow moving traffic and it feels great when someone is kind enough to let you join the flow. So start returning the gesture today!
4/ Plan something special for your partner.
Plan a fun night-out as a special surprise for your partner.
5/ Donate to charity.
Make a donation to a charity. It doesn’t need to be cash, perhaps you have clothes you no longer wear or need you can donate.
6/ Hold a door open for somebody.
Notice someone struggling with bags or health issues trying to open a door? Why not open it for them? It doesn’t take much an effort but can mean a lot to the recipient.
7/ List the things you love about your partner.
Surprise your other half by writing them a list of all the things you love about them.
8/ Just listen.
Sometimes just listening to a friend’s problems is all that is needed to make their day.
9/ Offer Encouragement.
Do you know somebody who is trying to accomplish a goal that is important to them? Offer your support and tell them you believe they will succeed.
10/ Buy someone flowers.
A small bunch of flowers can be an inexpensive gift that can give joy for several days.
11/ Give someone a compliment.
Giving an unexpected compliment to a friend or stranger can really brighten their day.
12/ Post something uplifting to Facebook.
Posting an uplifting or inspirational quote or photo to Facebook may well brighten up someone’s day. And you never know, you may go viral!
13/ Tell a funny (hopefully!) joke.
Make someone laugh by telling them a joke or a funny story.
14/ Give away garden produce.
Grow your own vegetables or perhaps you have a fruit tree in your garden? Rather than eat or freeze all your produce, give some away to friends or neighbours.
15/ Tip your waiter or waitress a little extra.
Did you receive exceptional service from your waiter/waitress? Why not show your appreciation by tipping more than usual.
16/ Write a love letter to a loved one.
Show your love to your partner the old fashioned way by writing them a love letter.
There you go, you now know 16 simple ways to make someone happy. So no excuses, go make someone happy today!