BY ROSELLE UMLAS
Small, heartfelt notes expressing appreciation, encouragement, or humor can make a significant impact and brighten someone's day. .
Create a personalized care package to send the message that you care about someone's well-being, by adding yummy treats, self-care items, or a cute plant, among other possibilities.
Offering to look after someone's pets or children can be a thoughtful gesture that provides them with much-needed time for themselves, and shows that you care about their well-being.
Paying for a stranger's coffee or meal can make their day and encourage a domino effect of people paying it forward, extending acts of kindness even to people you don't know.
Holding the door open for someone is a simple but meaningful gesture that can make a big difference in someone's day, and it doesn't cost anything.
Helping strangers with their groceries or things not only makes their day easier but also provides an opportunity to make a new friend, as people remember those who lend a helping hand.
Compliments have the power to lift someone's mood, turning their day from drab to fab, making it important to speak up and say something nice to someone who needs it.
Being a good listener is an act of kindness that makes someone feel heard, valued, and supported, and engaging in conversations has positive health benefits, promoting mental sharpness and happiness, and giving a precious gift of belonging to each other.
When you see someone looking like they need help with directions, offering to assist can not only save them time and stress but also leave them with a warm feeling of gratitude towards you and possibly result in a new friendship.
Supporting local businesses is an essential part of community identity, and by shopping there, leaving positive reviews online and spreading the word, you can help them succeed despite their limited marketing budget.