POLOKWANE – Making someone’s day does not have to cost anything or take anything away from you.
Here are seven ideas to brighten somebody’s day or even restore somebody’s faith in humanity.
Don’t take this for granted. We live in a dreary world, your smile might just be that trigger to place a smile on another face and besides, it’s free.
2. Compliment someone
How many times do we see somebody looking good or doing something good and keep quiet? You would be surprised just how something as small as , “I love your shoes” can make somebody happy and boost their confidence. Just remember that you must mean it, don’t be pretentious.
3. Say please and thank you
Sometimes all it takes to give somebody hope in humanity is being polite. I promise it does not hurt and it doesn’t belittle you in any way.
4. Share your gum or sweets
When you are in a public place and pop out gum or sweets, offer some to the person next to you. Remember, sharing is caring.
5. Let the person behind you go first
Offer your spot to the person behind you. Letting somebody go before you although they found there is a good way to make somebody’s day. It’s only costing a minute of your time.
6. Greet a stranger
We live in a world where people don’t speak to other people unless they need something. Try to acknowledge somebody’s presence with a simple greeting when you walk into a room or when you pass them on the street.
7. Help someone struggling with heavy bags.
This is not limited to age, show that you are compassionate and help a stranger.