Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What Positive Thing Will You Do Today?

So, it's a Tuesday - nothing special about the day. It's in the middle of a workweek. It's not a specific day on the calendar like a holiday, a particular phase of the moon, or the beginning or end of a month. It's just a day filled with ordinary tasks performed by ordinary people who are just trying to make a bit of money and make it through until the next day. That means it's up to you to make it special for these nameless and faceless people. So what will you do that will make an impact and put a smile on someone's face for the day?

Smile and the world smiles with you, weep and your tears fall alone.

Here are a few suggestions.

Pay it forward. Go to your local coffee shop and pay for the next person in line. Buy lunch for a friend or pay toward someone's grocery bill.

Visit a friend. You'll both be happier at the end of the day.

Visit an old friend you haven't seen for a while. Take the person down the hall to his/her doctor appointment. Offer to take the neighbor's dog for a walk in the frigid winter weather. Shovel the walks and put salt down for an older couple down the block.

There's something really fun about playing peek-a-boo with a child or baby. 

Make a child smile by playing peek-a-boo. Tell a joke to a five-year-old. String a necklace with a ten-year-old. Teach a young boy how to stand on his hands.

Push the kids higher. 

Push your kids on the playground swings. Play a board game with them. Take out the crayons and see who can draw the scariest monster. Make some grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

Ahhhh...coffee. Fancy or plain, coffee gets me going every day.
Yes, I'm totally addicted, and I really don't mind this one. 

Don't forget yourself either. Let yourself have a fancy coffee today. Have your favorite dinner or lunch. Call an old friend that you haven't spoken with for a while. Break out the art supplies and indulge for an hour. Put on the headphones or ear buds and listen to some marvelous music for a while.

Let a child teach you about the important things in life. 

Make it your goal today to put a smile on someone's face. Happy Tuesday...

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