“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life” – Jackie Chan.
Do you feel good when a stranger smiles at you? Or when someone comes up to help you when you are stuck somewhere? Or when someone tells you the directions to a place happily?
Truly, small acts of kindness go a long way in every person’s life. Even on our dark and gloomy days, a small present from our friend or family can bring a smile to our face.
So, to celebrate all those little acts of kindness, here are the 9 little things you can do to brighten someone’s day–
1. Clean Up Behind Yourself in Public Places.
The least we can do to make others happy is throw our waste in the bin. Who likes visiting tourist spots with trash littering everywhere?
And apart from that, if you see someone else throwing it on the benches and streets, be the good one and pick it up.
Our small acts of compassion can go a long way to brightening not just people’s day but our environment as well.
2. Compliment a stranger.
If you like someone’s outfit or bag or even a person’s smile, compliment them for it. You never know how your random compliment can be the last straw someone’s looking for.
Further, all of us have our own struggles and shares of bad days, and a totally casual compliment can lighten up a person’s mood for a whole day.
Also, getting complimented by a stranger feels better, isn’t it?
3. Help an elderly person.
We often meet elderly people on our daily errands. Helping them cross the road, giving them our seat in the bus or train, and giving them a ride if they are tired are some of the good things we can do to make them happy.
On top of that, they struggle to keep up with the upgraded technology, so we can guide them as well.
Trust us; when they thank you and bless you for your help, it is one of the best things in the world.
4. Give your mother appreciation presents.
Remember all that suggestion about appreciating your mother each day and not just on mother’s day? This is the time to do it!
Bring her flowers, chocolates, clothes, etc., sometimes to make her happy. Appreciate her endless responsibilities and make sure she feels loved as well.
5. A home-cooked meal for your family.
Your mother’s meal is unbeatable, but once in a while, you should treat your family to a home-cooked meal filled with love.
Surprise them with their favorite dishes, and your hard work will definitely cheer up their day! Also, what is better than your entire family sitting together for a meal.
6. Gift a care package to your friends.
A care package for your friend for their hard and rough days is a great way of showing your love for them.
It usually contains some granola bars, healthy snacks, coffee or tea bottles, nuts, etc. If they accept skincare routines for self-love, gift them a basket of skincare products.
7. Give blankets to the needy this winter.
Winter is already here, and you can easily find thousands of people in your city alone without basic winter supplies– blankets, socks, jackets, etc.
Save your pocket money this month and buy even a single blanket for the needy. It will undoubtedly make you feel good as well.
8. Feed an animal.
Many cats and dogs are roaming around in our neighborhood each day, and feeding them is the bare minimum we can do.
Volunteer at an animal shelter for a day and see how positive you feel after it.
9. Leave a happy note for your co-worker.
Co-workers are an extremely vital part of our lives. They are like your classmates but at your workplace.
They are there with us each day and you should consider making them happy. If you see them feeling all blue anyday, leave a positive note on their desk so that they know that someone out there is rooting for them.