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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Smile awhile!


This week (July 20-26) is National Make Someone Smile Week. I think we probably all miss lots of opportunities to do something nice for others because we are not paying attention. Often it may not be a big deal to you, but may mean a lot to another person. Here are a few ideas I found to make people smile:
  • drop a few coins in an area where kids will find them. Do you remember how excited you were when you were a child and you found some coins?
  • compliment people who have done a good job or been helpful to you
  • send a card or letter to someone you don't see often
  • when your child talks to you, give them your full attention
  • help someone who looks like they need it - getting something from a high shelf, needing directions, needs help carrying something...
  • say thank you when you check out
  • hold the door for someone
  • tell someone how much you appreciate them
You get the idea! See what you can do this week to spread a smile!
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"Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up." Proverbs 12:25

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20 comments:

Deb said...

Great ways to help others. I guess we all need to pay more attention to others, isn't that what Jesus did? Yes we need to be more like Him, thanks for the reminder:) Have a Great week:)

Mike Golch said...

Mari, I have always strived to do just this. there are times that I have fallen way short of this.and believe me I know it.

Hugs and Blessings.

Musicaljean said...

Great ways to let the love of Jesus flow through us.

Earen said...

Hey, thanks for letting me know! You're so great about that! I'm going to work on that this week!

Mary said...

Mari,

All great suggestions for making someone smile. Your post brightened my day.

Blessings,
Mary

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I love that picture!

My boys love to find coins lying around. You're right about how exciting it is for them. I'm going to try not to be too busy to remember to do some of these things this week.

By the way, it's Louise.

justabeachkat said...

The photo gave me a smile!

One of our sons hates carrying around pennies. As soon as he gets some in his change, he drops them on the way to his car. He says it makes two people happy - him because he doesn't like them and the person who finds them. LOL

Hugs!
Kat

Terri said...

I love the idea about the coins for kids.

KrisinTN said...

Good reminders, and you know what, when I do something good for someone else it always makes me feel good too!

KrisinTN said...

Good reminders, and you know what, when I do something good for someone else it always makes me feel good too!

Mel's World said...

That's just so awesome Mari...thanks for all the great tips and ideas!

Melissa said...

Good reminders, it will be fun to do some of these things this week.

4funboys said...

I didn't even know there was "such a thing"...

great ideas though.

Cherdecor said...

Count me in! I will try to make a couple people smile.

Was it last year this time that you posted about Random Acts of Kindness? OR is that another day?

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for the heads up Mari! I'll try spread some cheer up here!

Sandra said...

Thanks for letting us know Mari, I will definitely do my part to make someone smile :)

Nancy said...

Always fun to make someone smile, kinda give ya a good inside feeling to see a happy face. Very good advice..

Lynn said...

We should be doing this every week, but it is good to be extra conscious of it sometimes. Thanks for letting us know!

Dena said...

LOVE it - that is the perfect verse for me I have had THAT week - what fun suggestions!! LOVE IR!

Rebekah said...

I guess I only have one day left to make someone smile. Im behind in blog readin.

Cute kitten by the way