Surprises are always nice! Whether it is an unexpected gift or getting an extra carton of fries in your bag at the drive-thru window, a surprise just makes you feel better. As you go about your day, challenge yourself to spring a nice surprise on someone else. Not sure where to start? Here are some great ways to make someone’s day!
Let someone out in traffic during rush hour.
Let the person behind you at the checkout stand go before you, no matter how big their order is.
Visit a nursing home and spend time with those who have no family.
Pay for the meal of the person behind you at lunch.
Leave some sweet treats with inspirational messages on the break-room table at work.
Volunteer at the local elementary school.
Give an encouraging smile to a random stranger.
Let someone go ahead of you in the school pick-up line, and SMILE while doing so!
Wave at strangers that you pass on the road.
Buy an extra box of candy at the movie and offer it to the family next to you.
Mow your neighbor’s lawn.
Leave an encouraging note on someone’s windshield.
Being nice is pretty easy, yet we tend to let the little things put us in bitter moods. Take the phrase “Have a nice day” literally and see how great you will feel. You never know – you could be the reason someone’s day gets turned around!