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21 Quick Ways to Make Someone Happy Today

Here are 21 quite quick things you can start doing today. Pick one and see how it can affect someone in your life.

  1. Give a sincere compliment. Many positive things tend to go unsaid. So give someone a sincere compliment today. It can mean especially much if it’s for something that is close to the other person’s heart. Or something he or she been putting in a good effort with like getting into better shape for the last few months.
  2. Let someone into your lane while you’re driving. It can unstress his or her day quite a bit.
  3. Hold the door open for a few extra seconds. It doesn’t take much of an effort but it can put a smile on someone’s face.
  4. Express your gratitude for what is too often taken for granted. We may sometimes take what others do a bit too much for granted. Like the food they cook, how they keep doing their job consistently each and every day or how to they are there to listen when we need it.
  5. Share some of your tasty homemade cookies. Or bread, ice cream or jerky.
  6. Give away a piece of your hobby. Like a bracelet or a drawing you have made for instance.
  7. Share some of your fall harvest. For example some jam, canned vegetables or dried delicious mushrooms or fruit.
  8. Encourage. The world can be a tough and discouraging place at times. So encourage someone who is in a negative situation at the moment. Add your own perhaps more grounded and optimistic perspective on the situation to lessen his or her worries and perhaps exaggerated fears.
  9. Tell a good – or terrible – joke. Or a funny story about something that happened to you last week.
  10. Share something funny you found online. Play one of your favorite clips from a stand-up show you love if you are out of jokes and good stories at the moment.
  11. Help out practically with advice. If a friend needs some help then ask someone you know who has been in that situation for advice. Or do a bit of online research to find what he she might be looking for.
  12. Pick some flowers. It only takes few minutes but the joy lasts for days.
  13. Give a hug. It unstresses and it can disrupt negative thoughts and change someone’s mood surprisingly quickly. Use when appropriate though.
  14. Cook their favorite food if they have had a bad day. I know from my own life that it can really cheer me up on such days.
  15. Get their favorite takeout food. If you want a quicker option than cooking a meal when they are having a crummy day. A variation on this idea is to get just a small piece of their favorite chocolate or other treat.
  16. Smile. Even if you’re only spending 30 seconds on talking to the cashier in the supermarket checkout line.
  17. Run an errand or do one chore for that person. It can be big stress reducer if he or she is having a hectic day.
  18. Just listen. It’s sometimes all that’s needed to help someone out of a negative headspace.
  19. Bring a cup of tea or coffee the way that person likes it. It only takes a minute while you are already up and getting a hot beverage for yourself.
  20. Hide a secret note for him or her to find. A note of thankfulness. Or a note with a compliment. Or simply a note of love. Hide it in their tea container, lunch box or hat for example.
  21. Bring the positivity. If you bring positivity and an open, happy and good energy into a conversation for example then that tends to spread and the two of you or more will have happier lunch break, evening down at the pub or coffee date in the crisp autumn sunshine.

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Comment by Green Bottle on Monday

Small things bring happiness. Thanks for sharing this.

Comment by Rahul Wazir on Sunday

lol... NotAClue.....  which is why I was asking (in main room chat) 'have you written this blog?'

Comment by NotAClue on Sunday

22. Give credit to the person who did the work. Add a link to their website or name the book.

Comment by Sara on Sunday
These are minutes things but can do a miracle. Sometimes we find happiness in small things.
Nice ways to make someone happy.
Would like to try it in forseeable future for the person i love and my family.

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