20 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

random acts of kindess

Life is full of grumpy people making other people grumpy. Don’t be that grumpy person! Be the bright light in someone’s cloudy day. When you start thinking more about showing love to others and less about yourself, it will inadvertently brighten your day. Chances are there is someone out there right now you can think of that could use a little dose of encouragement, so here are twenty ways you can brighten someone’s day:

  1. Bake them heart shaped cookies with red icing.
  2. Send them flowers and balloons. Throw in a barbershop quartet if you’re feeling extravagant.
  3. Send them a $5 gift card in the mail.
  4. Draw them a funny picture they can proudly post on their fridge. Don’t forget to sign your name at the bottom.
  5. Wash their car (or maybe just finger write something sweet on their dirty windshield)
  6. Bring them a cupcake.
  7. Buy them groceries with a bunch of useful stuff like milk, bread, and paper towels, and a bunch of fun stuff like popsicles, oreos, and sriracha, then deliver it to their house.
  8. Give someone stuck in the rain your umbrella.
  9. Turn up some music really loud and start dancing until they are crying with laughter or can’t help but dance themselves.
  10. Send them a funny cat video.
  11. Serenade them with “You Are So Beautiful.”
  12. Encourage them when they are pursuing their dreams, in order to combat self-doubt and the many haters.
  13. Fill their ice cube trays.
  14. Bring them soup and magazines when they are sick, and include a nice little get well note.
  15. Tell them exactly what makes them great. Be specific! “You is kind. You is smart. You is always leaving the toilet seat down.”
  16. Bake them some homemade bread.
  17. Bring them breakfast and coffee. Make sure bacon is involved, unless they are weird and don’t like bacon.
  18. Send them goofy pictures of yourself.
  19. Take them for a pedicure.
  20. Pretty much anything with food is probably a good idea. It isn’t just the way to a man’s heart, it’s the way to anyone’s heart. Unless it’s anchovies.

My challenge for you today is to pick something off this list (or one of your own awesome ideas), and do something special for someone. Life is way too full of negativity and judgmental comments meant to bring other people down. Be the person who puts love and kindness out there.  That’s how you change the world for the better.

One thought on “20 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

  1. I like so many of your ideas. They are cute and some are quirky. :-) I think I will try one out today. And, I agree….anything with food is a good idea.

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