Keep ’em smiling

Smiling dog

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I love lists, especially when they’re happy lists. This one, from Marc and Angel Hack Life, has 88 ways to make someone smile. Here are the first 10:

  1. Smile often.
  2. Hold a door open for someone.
  3. Pay for the person in line behind you.
  4. Send a hand-written thank you card to someone who assisted you with something.
  5. Clean out all your old clothes and donate them to someone in need.
  6. Give a compliment about a waiter, waitress, sales clerk, etc. to his or her manager.
  7. Compliment a stranger’s appearance.  Flatter them.
  8. Leave encouraging post-it notes in a library books and other random places.  (Read Operation Beautiful.)
  9. Help an elderly person carry something.
  10. Send flowers to someone anonymously.

I’ll bet the world would be a far better place if we could all get through these but here’s the rest of the list, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/05/08/88-ways-to-make-a-stranger-smile/

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