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4 Simple Ways to Make Someone Smile

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today is World Smile Day. Back in 1963, a Massachusetts artist named Harvey Ball designed the original smiley face and it remains an iconic image of happiness and good will towards others.

Having a smile is not as important as giving one away and that’s the spirit of World Smile Day. It reminds us of random acts of kindness and the power that each of us has to brighten someone else’s day.

So, in honor of World Smile Day, here are a few simple ways to make someone smile.

1. Lend a helping hand. It can be as major as helping a neighbor move into their new home or mowing the lawn of the single mother a few doors down. Do something nice for someone else who could use a little help from a friend.

2. Be chivalrous. This is for ladies and men. Hold open an elevator door for someone a few paces behind you. Pull out chairs. I think this generation should bring back chivalry and make politeness the standard again.

3. Send a card. We’ve forgotten how to do some things with all this new technology. Everyone likes to receive mail that’s not bills or junk. Buy a “thinking of you” card and send it to someone unsuspecting.

4. Cook a meal. I’m big into this one. If I cook for you, it means I care. The preparation of food is an act of love and kindness. Bake a cake from scratch and invite people over for dessert.

What are some others? Post a comment below and share more simple ways to make someone smile.



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    Help carry the shopping bags when u see a person has too many to unload from the car.

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    Ladies….men like it when you leave the door open for them too if you’re walking in first….

    kindness knows no gender….

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    call someone and say I was just thinking of you. I love you!

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    Smile when you speak and the will go with someone all day

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    Let someone with few items in line at the supermarket go ahead of you.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gene

    It’s easier than that. A sincere smile almost always gets one in return!

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    As Johann Kasper Lavater once said: “There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness & sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness & pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness,
    others brighten by their spiritual vivacity!”

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    take a friend for treatment.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Lorraine

    Just smile and say hi, this will light up anyones world.
    I believe

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    Just smile yourself & maybe be so bold to tell others: “you are loved” & ESPECIALLY do this if it’s someone from the ACLU…….

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    Put a note in your child’s lunchbox saying simply, Always remember, you are loved.

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    GET UP AND GIVE YOUR SWEETHEART A REFILL ON HIS DRINK AT A PIZZA PALOR

    VISIT YOUR MOM OR GRANDMOTHER

    IF YOU WANT TO STAY UP LATE AND YOUR HUSBAND IS SLEEPING – KEEP IT QUIET

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    Tell someone they look pretty when they do. Sincere compliments costs nothing and can light up a persons day.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dee

    U know how u c “work for food people” at intersections? I always think it’s a rip-off. Well today I reached in the grocery bag in my car and handed the man a box of cereal. He seemed grateful.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gisele Phillips

    I am going to share this with my Sunday School class. I am looking foreward to finding out how many ways they come up with that you have not listed. Thanks! Gisele

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    When you see someone who seems sad, walk up to them and tell them Jesus loves them. It will make theri day!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment William Quinn Powers

    Smile yourself at anyone and everyone whom you pass and in return you will receive many smiles back!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rosa

    Sending cards of goodwill is a big one for me. I love it. Most of the recipients at one point or another always let me know that the cards arrive at a much needed time.

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    phone a friend, neighbor or relative

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Corrine Nugent-Hayes

    Do any random act of kindness for any living thing whether it be a person, animal, plant or whatever just because you can. MITAKUYE OYASIN – WE ARE ALL CONNECTED & WE ARE ALL RELATED.

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    When I’m feeling money stress I drive to work in one of my daughter’s tiaras. I pretend for the 45 minute drive to work, that I am of royalty, I’ve given security the slip, and I’m on my way to mix with the public. What I found is that at stop lights people will look over and smile, then I smile, then before the light changes….we’re all laughing. This little $1.00 tiara goes a long way.
    God Bless.

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