Thursday, March 17, 2016

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5 Ways to Brighten Someone's Day



Quote of the day: 
There are moments of life that we never forget, which brighten and brighten as time steals away. -James Gates Percival






There are people who are naturally happy and they always appear as very bright rays of sunshine in an otherwise dark space. With all the hectic lifestyles we most times lead, being able to feel appreciated can certainly make a whole day seem much better and nicer.

Here are 5 ideas I have come up with that you can adopt to help brighten someone's day -and of course yours too.


1. Go out of your way to help someone.
It could be as simple as doing much more than what is expected of you at any given time. We've all been in such positions where our actions have resulted in genuine feelings of happiness and contentment.

2. Give a compliment. 
Giving compliments can be hard to do, especially to a complete stranger. But feel free to express yourself to both people you know and those you don't, to say what you feel, and then move on with a smile. Its always nice to receive genuine compliments from people.

3. Remember an important event.
From birthdays, to anniversaries and special occasions, remembering to send a message or place a call to someone you know or used to know can be a great way to brighten up their day. This can include buying a gift. It shows how caring you are and this will definitely be appreciated.

4. Relax your mind. 
A relaxed mind is everything. This will eventually show in your dealings with others. When you practice quietness and contentment, your ability to let go of little insignificant things rises. You appreciate things more and this positive projection of yourself to others can be a wonderful thing. Just be happy.

5. Spend 10 minutes talking.
Take a break from your normal routine, and reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague that you would normally not spend too much time talking to. Ask them what they've been up to recently, and let the conversation flow from there.


Do feel free to share what ways you use to help brighten someone's day.




Peace. Love. Light* 




Current Listen: The Fray -How To Save A Life





25 comments:

  1. I often follow your second suggestion and love the smile it brings to their face, which in turn does the same for me!

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  2. Those are awesome tips to help brighten someone's day. One thing I do is randomly plan a lunch with friends I haven't seen a while.
    Titi's Passion

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  3. Love this! So positive. Thank you!

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  4. People walking dogs are usually open to discussion about the pet. It is a good conversation starter.

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  5. This is a lovely post, thank you!

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  6. Lovely n wat a colorful pic that is .

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  7. Lovely post and beautiful photo! thank you for sharing!

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  8. These are good ideas. # 4 is my general attitude and state of mind anyway, and I usually do all of the above, but I must admit I am sometimes rubbish at # 3 - I don't remember the birthdays of some of my close friends! They know this, and they also know that me not calling or sending a card has nothing to do with the degree of appreciation and love I have for them. I do feel bad about it sometimes, though, and do not want to rest on the excuse that "it's just me".

    When I talk to my customers and they suggest something, I always emphasize it when they have a good idea. It's not always really a brilliant stroke of genius, but they have obviously put some thought into the matter at hand, and I compliment them for that. They get few enough compliments and appreciation from their superiors!

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  9. I love how you manage to say so much in so few words. Yes, those words are very very true. I wish more people would try them out. :)

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  10. Absolutely. When you cheer someone up, you end up getting happy yourself.

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  11. Great tips... relax your mind, my fav!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  12. This are really great tips..ive actually practiced everyone of them..

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  13. Five wonderful suggestions ...

    All the best Jan

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  14. Wonderful tips Blogoratti! Like #5 best as there is the interaction naturally which may slip off in the 4 others.

    Hank

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  15. All great ideas and what a happy world it would be if we all did these things. : ) A very simple thing to do that anyone can do is just to smile at a stranger.

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  16. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  17. What a sweet and thoughtful post! Thank you for the suggestions!

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  18. We need to spend more time talking and less texting then we will communicate on a higher level.

    Peace, Love and Light

    PS - I read the book Beautiful Disaster...what did you think of if Mr Blogoratti?

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  19. Great quote as always... So true it is!
    Super ideas!!!

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  20. Hello, I like the numbers 1 and 2. Talking and just listening can be helpful too. Happy Thursday, Enjoy your day!

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  21. Wonderful post and I do try to use them all.
    I have a bit of trouble with number 5...
    I am a great listener but not so much on talking :)

    Have a lovely day~
    Jan

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  22. Hi Blogoratti - I try and lighten everyone's mood each day ... let them into the queue, smile, wait for people to go first ... chat to them ... a few words of encouragement - or with a smile at hand ... cheers Hilary

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  23. Good ideas. Someone people are more natural 'brighteners' than others.

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