Have you ever had someone do something nice for you, and not expect anything at all in return? They just did it because they wanted to? Doesn't that just make you smile and feel good inside?
I love doing stuff like that to brighten someone's day. It could be a friend, or it could be a complete stranger.
Hold the door for someone. Compliment someone on what they're wearing. Pay for someone's food behind you at the drive-thru (my sister-in-law and mother-in-law did this for me once at Starbucks and they didn't even realize it was me behind them!). Offer to help someone carry something. Mow your neighbor's lawn. Send flowers just because. Write a nice letter. The possibilities are endless.
The inspiration behind this post is because I've been feeling so down lately and someone went out of their way to do something nice for me (I won't embarrass them on here, I pinky promised!) and it totally made my day. And when I thanked them profusely, they said, "I know you'd do the same for me." And OK, maybe I teared up a bit, I've turned into such a cryer, ick. :) But it really did put me in better spirits and I'm grateful to them for that.
So I'm going to try and remember to do one nice thing (or several) every day. And I hope you will, too. I think we could all use a little more sunshine in our lives.
What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?? Or that you've ever done?
OK, this concludes the puppies, rainbows, and unicorns portion of the blog. At least for today. ;)