“Happiness is a by product of an effort to make someone else happy.”
– Gretta Brooker Palmer
It is not everyday that we feel great…most of the time, we’re just good, especially when there is really nothing special going on in our lives. But I’m a believer that someone can always make our day a little brighter in their own little ways.
As for me, here’s what I do to brighten someone else’s day:
- I ask how they are. When I get “I’m fine” as an answer, I follow-up with…what can we do to make the “fine” turn into “great”? 🙂
- I send “Thank You” messages for something that they did that I truly appreciated, or for their simply being awesome. I make sure I tell what I am thanking them for…and when I am really in a great mood, I treat them with coffee or donut (surprise!!!)
- I compliment with sincerity. This instantly put a smile on other people’s faces.
How about you? What do you do to make someone else’s day?
Or how can someone make your day?