Ask yourself, did you have a good day today?
If you said yes, thats amazing! Everyone loves having a great day every once and a while. You are happy all day, people notice that you are having a good day too.
If you said no, thats too bad. Ask yourself why you had such a bad day. Is there any way you can fix it? If so, try it! It's okay to have a bad day, don't worry everyone had them. Just remember this, don't let whatever happened get to you.
So either if you had a good or bad day, you know how it feels to have a good day. Making someone else's day great is always fun. Here are some simple ways you can!
1. Smiling is free
It obviously sounds extremely cliche, but sometimes all people need to see is someone else’s bright smile to alleviate pain or stress. Being surrounded by negative energy is never okay, whether you’re having a good or a bad day.
2. Open the door for the person behind or in front of you
People often feel like they are invisible or unimportant, so when you do that one extra step to think of someone other than yourself, it’s guaranteed that person will be appreciative.
3. Ask someone how their day is going
Adding to the concept that people may feel unimportant, people may also be having a good or bad day and want to share their thoughts with someone. This one act could make someone feel special and it is also therapeutic to talk about your feelings.
4. Do a random act of kindness
Whether it be holding groceries for someone or giving money to charity, it’s guaranteed that you will feel like you did something valuable with your day. It doesn’t have to be some huge gesture, but just doing something for someone other than yourself is extremely rewarding.
5. Be a shoulder for someone to cry on
Sometimes just being there for someone is all that is necessary. If a close friend or someone you know is going through a difficult situation, it doesn’t take much energy to offer a shoulder or even an ear to listen to them. This act of comforting can do wonders and is always acknowledged by the person who needs it.
6. Compliment someone
I’m not advising you to throw random compliments at people that you don’t really mean. If you think to yourself that the woman in front of you looks good in that hat, why not tell her you think so? That woman may be having a rough day and could use some words of flattery. No fake compliments, just ones that travel through your mind and are worth mentioning.
7. Good morning or good night text
I know I love the feeling of being thought of, so if you remember to text your mom and dad “good morning” or “good night” or a friend for that matter, they most likely will feel very loved. This reminds people that there are people out there who care about them, and at the end of the day, what more could a person want?
8. Say "thank you"
We all have been taught by our parents since we can remember how important it is to be polite. I think the only words that are more powerful than “please", are the words “thank you.” It’s common for peoples actions to be under appreciated or unacknowledged, so when you tell someone “thank you”, it could really make them feel like they are worthy and whatever they are doing has a purpose
Ellis, Julia. “8 Simple Ways You Could Brighten Someone's Day.” The Odyssey Online, 30 Aug. 2017, www.theodysseyonline.com/8-simple-ways-you-could-brighten-someones-day.
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