The small things that count...

United States
March 3, 2009 12:18am CST
Often times I'll see someone who looks sad, or down and I'll give them a compliment. I might really push the subject, but many times they thank me and they'll feel a little better. I'll feel good too. A lot of times I feel like people think they need to do something huge to be happy or to make someone else happy when it's the simple things in life that make people smile. Just the other day I forced my opinion that a pretty cute girl was cute. Even though she denied it. I really just said what I thought and was nice. Nothing special. What are some small things you can do that would make people feel better? They don't need to cost anything. A smile is free of course.
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5 responses
• India
19 Apr 09
If I can do anything for other then only I do is understan him I try something which makes him happy. Just I share one good laugh with him.
@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I have come to realize that it is the small things that make the biggest impact. A lot of times, when some one looks upset, I just smile at them. YOu never really think that anything will come from that, but I have had a few people say that I made their day just by that little smile.
@amanda333 (739)
• France
8 Mar 09
You sound a lovely person to start a discussion like this. I do try to be kind to people and say nice things, because this world can be very difficult sometimes and every little helps.If everyone could try and not hurt others and help each other when we can, the world would be a better place.
@gaelmago (17)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
hi chrono....making people feel better by just a smile is free but some people dont appreciate it but i dont mind....life is good...
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Hi Chrono, You are so right, the simplest things in life are not only free but they can make others happy. It may just take a smile or a nice comment or a helping gesture. Holding the door for someone and wishing them a good day or if they held the door for you, a big thank you and then wish ten a good day. Let someone know that they look good today, that outfit looks great on you, your hair looks nice today. It really does not take too much to change a day for someone and it also changes it for you. You need to say these things with a big smile too because you can actually hear a smile. Have you ever answered a phone and the other person had a big cheery hello on the other end? If so, the were probably smiling. Try it next time you call someone or answer the phone, say hello with a smile. Your voice and atti9tude changes, people will notice and it makes you feel better too.