It was a silly little gesture by my husband - but I knew that I was being given a hug. He placed this happy little red doll (with his arms held out wide) right where I would see it, as a way of telling me he loves me. Itonly took a second for him to do it, but it made my day.
It is really not that hard to make someone's day better or make them feel special.
Here are seven easy ways it can be done:
- Hide a little love note in a family member's suitcase when they are traveling without you, so they find it on arrival to their destination.
- After staying overnight in someone's home, leave a note of thanks on the bed or dresser. My parents have always done this for me, and it takes a little of the sadness out of saying goodbye when they leave.
- Give compliments to strangers. If you notice someone's child is well behaved, or you like a person's haircut, or the grocery checkout person is extremely efficient, then tell them. A nice compliment may be just the thing to turn a day around that otherwise may not be so great.
- Let someone go ahead of you in line, especially if it looks like they are in a hurry.
- If your spouse or roommate always makes the coffee or unloads the dishwasher, surprise him/her by getting it done first.
- Call someone you haven't seen for a while, and tell them you have been thinking about them.
- Smile at people. If a little red plastic guy can cause me to smile back at him, imagine what a real human smile can do.
When was the last time someone did something so special it made your day?
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