It’s something that should be so easy. Its free. Its everywhere. Sometimes we connect happiness with an upcoming event. Like having a baby, knowing you’re getting a Christmas bonus or tax return or how about that vacation you have wanted for years?
Seems to me happiness can be found everywhere. Just have to be inspired to find it.
When you read these suggestions to brighten your day, choose the ones that made you smile the second you read it. Those are the ones that will work for you.
I saw a saying in the store on a kitchen towel of all the places that I just love. I bought that towel not just for me but others too. ” kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere!” It still makes me smile, and yes kindness is free.
Be the smile you want to see in your world.
I know that’s a cliche, Smile more towards the people you meet and you’ll get more smiles back. But it’s true. They feel better, and you will feel better. Totally contagious. Be the smile you want to see in the world.
Express your appreciation.
It’s so easy to not show appreciation. It is not an emotion that comes easily to most people. You have to make an effort. So, next time someone does something for you, express that appreciation. You feel it, but you need to say it so they know you feel it.
Make someone else’s day.
Flowers, hugs, and smiles go a long way. The last time someone gave you a gift or surprised you with a bottle of wine, how did you feel? Pretty amazing I bet.
Try something new
We all get stuck in our ways. Open your mind and heart and go outside your comfort zone. If someone asks you to go to dinner for Sushi or to go line dancing at the country bar, say yes. Try it. You may be missing out on some really great things.
Take time to help someone
It only takes a few minutes. It could be opening the door for a young mother with a stroller or helping an elderly woman across the street. As corny as all that sounds, it makes a difference. You will find happiness in helping and make someone smile.