I think we all like the feeling of satisfaction you get, whenever you’re doing something for someone. The feeling of gratefullnes and appreciation. And this can be so easy, we can make each other happy with these little things..!
1. Bake cookies/cupcakes and just share them.
You can make whatever you like, cake, pie, cupcakes. Stand in front of your supermarket and share your food. Rememr: the way through a man’s heart is through his stomach. And I think that not only men like your treat..
2. Give free hugs
Some people don’t like it, but I do. Just give someone a random hug. And not a normal “almost touching” hug, no give them a real one! Wrap your arms around them and squeeze them tight.
3. Give someone a compliment
And then I mean a complment that you truly meant. Something you believe is beautiful, or just funny. It doesn’t matter, as long as you mean it.
4. Give flowers to a nursing home
Old people like it, whenever they get something small, but meaningfull. Flowers bring happiness, and they will also look good in their rooms.
5. Write a letter to an old friend
Grab your pen and paper and start to write! How long has it been since you wrote a letter? What about ages? Let’s do something about it. It’s nice to not get an e-mail but a letter instead. Think about the joy they will have whenever they find your letter on the doormat.
6. Offer someone to help in their garden
A lot of (old) people like to work in their garden, but can’t do it no more. Also parents with small kids and people with a (small) handicap will like your help. You can work in the sun, you can see the results and you make someone happy.
7. Give your old magazines to a hospital
People in the hospital often get bored, and you can change that and clean your room up at the same time. Collect all your old magazines (and maybe the ones from your neighbours to) and give them to people in the hospital. I’m sure they like it.
8. Make to much food and share it
This one sounds a bit weird but it really isn’t. Just make some more soup, cook a lot of extra patatoes or rice, and tell people (on facebook, on the internet) that they an coe to get some food. I think that people with a thigh budget like their free meal! It’s also a great way to meet new people and to hear interesting stories. 🙂
9. Send a letter, mail or other message to a voluntary institution
These people offer us their help, for free! You don’t think about it that often, but it is acctually really nice and good! So make sure that they get to hear that.
10. Becoming a buddy
This one is the one that last the longest. Becoming a buddy. A buddy is someone who takes his time (mostly around an hour a week) and invest this in old or sick people. You can entertain them, come by and drink tea, or visit a museum! The list is endless, and think about what kind of joy you can bring. You also hear awesome stories, and will meet a lot of new and gratefull people.
I hope everyone tries one of these, let’s share the happiness!