Spread­ing joy

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

LIT­TLE things make a big dif­fer­ence and add bright­ness to an oth­er­wise av­er­age day.

Here are six ways to help cheer up ev­ery­one’s day.

Spread the love on­line

Help a fam­ily by pro­mot­ing a lo­cal busi­ness you love on your Face­book page. It’s hard to build a small busi­ness so if your lo­cal me­chanic or fruit shop is do­ing a great job, a short post with their name and con­tact is a lovely way to say “Thank you”.

Words speak vol­umes

Tell some­one they are do­ing a good job. Stress means that we are of­ten quick to crit­i­cise and slow to praise. Take time to tell some­one you ap­pre­ci­ate their ef­fort, be it the way the girl in the su­per­mar­ket packs your shop­ping or the se­cu­rity guard who smiles when he sees you.

A lit­tle goes a long way

Gifts do not need to be costly; it’s the thought that counts. So, buy the soap, sham­poo, rice, cook­ies or socks that come with a “buy one, get one free” pro­mo­tion and give the free gift away.

Treat others

Use small coins in your wal­let to buy a child an ice- cream. If you have a stack of small coins, treat the whole fam­ily. And don’t for­get your­self.

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