25 Easy ways to brighten a stranger’s day

  1. Have a chat.
  2. Say goodmorning/good afternoon/good evening.
  3. Make way for someone to pass.
  4. Help them cross over.
  5. Return a cart to the station for an older person or a busy mother.
  6. Offer someone a cup of coffee/tea without asking if they want some.
  7. Hold the door open for anyone.
  8. Tell someone they have a nice smile.
  9. Let someone cut ahead of you at the grocery store – checkout.
  10. Compliment someone’s clothing.
  11. Leave pennies on the penny horse ride at the grocery store.
  12. Bake cookies or bring fresh fruit to a new neighbour.
  13. Leave a message on a public mirror that says, “You’re Beautiful!”
  14. Leave a book somewhere for someone else to read. Add a note if you’d like, explaining what you got from the book and what you hope they do.
  15. Give stuff away!
  16. Sing and dance in your car at stoplights. When people ogle you, look straight at them, smile, and continue. It will catch them off guard, and they will smile.
  17. Offer up hugs to people. Friends, family, or even complete strangers. Free hugs!
  18. Offer your seat to someone when there aren’t any left. And hey, not just pregnant women and old people.
  19. Wave to a child in the car next to you.
  20. Share your umbrella on a rainy day.
  21. Brush the snow off of the car next to yours.
  22. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line.
  23. Pick up litter on the street when you pass it. This makes everyone happier.
  24. Ask someone, anyone, how you can help!
  25. Give a smile!