How to Make Someone’s Day

May 21, 2015

You know those days — the ones when everything seems to be going wrong. The days when you somehow end up with two flat tires, four stains on your skirt and a horrible hair day. Not to mention the fact that you’re already late for that very important meeting. But then someone buys you coffee unexpectedly, or brings you flowers and that small, seemingly insignificant act of kindness makes your entire day.

Why is that? Why is it that a tall white mocha from Starbucks can instantly make our day?

Answer: It’s that simple act of kindness that never fails to brighten our mood.

Here are four easy ways to bring a little more kindness into the world simply by making someone else’s day better:

Flowers. Flowers are quite possibly the greatest gift in the world. There is nothing better than randomly receiving a bouquet of flowers from a friend or loved one. It really is the greatest feeling in the world to know that someone actually cares about you. I’m not really sure what it is about girls and flowers, but for some reason they never fail to make my day.


Tip: Wrap the bouquet in newspaper for a cooler look. // Via

Coffee. For $4 you can instantly put someone in a better mood! It’s amazing how a caramel macchiato (or another favorite!) can change the course of a day. That little act of kindness can be just the thing that helps someone to turn their day around.



Notes. I love writing cards for people because they rarely expect it. Words are powerful and can really encourage someone if you use them wisely. When someone receives that note in the midst of a horrible day, it gives them hope and lets them know that someone cares.


Tip: Use creative stationary. (example note) // Via

Packages. Making little care packages for people is truly one of my favorite things to do. Making a care package is relatively easy. Find out some of the little things that the recipient likes and then compile them into a gift bag. Some of my go-to items are Anthropologie mugs, coffee table books, sunglasses, macarons and Starbucks gift cards. Getting one of these little packages will truly make someone’s life. I promise. Imagine if someone randomly gave you a little gift — just because!

Be a catalyst for kindness. Go out of your way to make someone’s day, and I promise you, it will benefit you as well.

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