Who doesn't love hearing that the outfit they picked out today is spectacular, or that they did a good job on a project at work. This goes back to that weird notion that it's easier to complain when something goes wrong than to acknowledge when something goes right. Let's break that cycle and pay compliments when they are due.
This suggestion comes from Kim Webb, who's a part of our Facebook Event community.
"I gave some of my daughter's clothes/shoes that couldn't fit her anymore to my co-worker when I did she was sooo overjoyed and thankful..she couldn't Stop thanking me..I said no worries and just smiled"
Traffic can be the most stressful situation of all. Especially commutes to and from work. Be a Day Maker by allowing someone to merge in front of you or turn into your lane. It's a simple act that goes a long way. If you happen to exchange glances, add a wave and a smile.
Sometimes you'll be out somewhere or working hard at something, and suddenly someone will pop into your mind. Maybe it's nothing at all, or maybe it's your intuition telling you it's time to reach out to someone. A beautiful random act of kindness is to simply call someone you've been thinking of, and let them know you care for them so. Not sure who to call? Think about your parents, siblings, grandparents, other extended relatives, and friends who have moved away. When was the last time you spoke to them or actually heard their voice? Yeah... start there :)
During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. "Absolutely," the professor said. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
~JoAnn C. Jones,Guideposts, January 1996