Unique Ways To Make Someone Smile
by Roger Carr
Do you want to put a smile
on someone's face? Maybe make their day a little bit brighter? It
doesn't have to take much time or money on your part. In fact, many
things can be done as a part of your normal routine and cost little or
nothing. You won't know how many people are encouraged by your kindness
because smiles are contagious. Try out one or more of these 7 ways
today to put smiles on their faces.
1. Write an encouraging
note to others that have encouraged you or that need encouragement.
Handwritten notes that are given to encourage, not just for thanking
someone for a gift, are rare. That makes handwritten notes even more
special. Start a new practice of sitting down and writing an
encouraging note on a regular basis. You just might start an epidemic!
2. Take a friend out to
lunch or invite her to your home for a meal. You will get to know each
other even better than you do right now. If you feel like being more
adventurous, throw a party for several of your friends and put smiles
on a multitude of faces.
3. Give someone an
inspirational book to read. You will feel good doing it, reading the
book will change the person, and they will think of you every time they
4. Ask a friend or
relative if you can take care of their kid(s) for a day or evening. If
you have been a parent, you know the value of being able to have a few
hours of "adult time" without worrying about the children. Don't wait
to be asked to baby-sit when it is required. Offer to do it at a time
when the parent can do something fun and relaxing.
5. Deliver a meal to
someone you know that is sick or having a rough time. We have all been
sick and know the last thing you want to do is be out of bed. There are
also times when life is tough and it is hard to do all of the daily
chores. You can be a tremendous help by providing a meal that can be
6. Volunteer time to
supporting your local church or charity. Every minute you dedicate to a
church or charity will cause many smiles. You will put a smile on the
face of each leader just for helping without being asked. You will also
be putting smiles on the faces of those that are being helped through
7. Thank everyone that
supports you throughout the day. The list of those that you come in
contact with is endless. Remember family and friends, secretaries,
co-workers, teachers, Sunday school teachers, pastors, store employees,
janitors, gas station attendants, those that deliver your mail and
newspaper, and servers at restaurants.
I know this is a list of 7
ways to put a smile on someone's face, but there is one more way that
can't be ignored. Reveal a genuine smile to everyone you meet. You will
experience how easy it is to get others to smile!
Roger Carr is the founder
of Everyday Giving. His life purpose is to
help people help others. He lives with his wife and son in historic
Fredericksburg, Virginia. Learn more ways to give, sign up for the free
Everyday Giving ezine at http://www.everydaygiving.com/ezine.htm.
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