Make the world a hap­pier place to­day

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Women’s World -

LIT­TLE things make such a big dif­fer­ence: like honey in your tea in­stead of sugar, a lit­tle bit of sweet can add punch to an oth­er­wise av­er­age day. Here are some ways to help cheer up ev­ery­one’s day.

1) 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 me­chanic or your fruit shop is do­ing a great job, a short post with their name and con­tact is a lovely way to say, “Thank you!”

2) Tell some­one they’re do­ing a good job. Stress means we’re of­ten quick to crit­i­cise and slow to praise.

Take time out to­day to tell some­one you ap­pre­ci­ate their ef­fort: even if it’s only the way the girl in the su­per­mar­ket packs your shop­ping or the se­cu­rity guard who smiles when he sees you.

3) Gifts don’t need to be ex­pen­sive; it’s the thought that counts. So buy the soap/sham­poo/rice/ cook­ies/socks that comes with a “buy one get one free” or other pro­mo­tion, and give the free gift away.

4) Brush the leaves off the neigh­bour’s part of the street too. Or trim that an­noy­ing branch that snags your top ev­ery time you park the car. Just go a tiny bit fur­ther than do­ing your own thing.

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