EASY WAYS TO MAKE OTHERS HAPPY
There’s nothing sweeter than an unexpected surprise to brighten a special someone’s day. Whether it’s your Mum, best friend, workmate or other half, little gestures go a long way to making someone happy – plus there’s the buzz of knowing you’re the reason they are smiling. Here’s are some simple ways to share and show the love.
In an age where photos tend to only exist on smartphones and social media, finding pictures of happy, shared moments and getting them printed is a priceless cheerful gesture. Spend some time going over them together and revisiting the stories behind each one.
Remember to treat your loved ones once in a while. It doesn’t have to be a fancy restaurant, just bringing someone their favourite coffee, shouting a bottle of wine to share with them or picking up the tab when you’re out for dinner at your local won’t go unnoticed.
Flowers and foliage
Whether you’ve brought them from the local florist or nursery, grown them yourself or raided your neighbour’s yard, giving that special someone flowers or a plant is a surefire way to lift any mood and space. It doesn’t have to be classic foliage, go with something that suits their style – even if that’s a cheeky chilli plant or succulent.
Who wouldn’t love some freshly baked goodness made especially for them? You’re bound to win triple points if you make their favourite cake, slice or cookie and surprise them with it. If you’re not a master chef in the kitchen, something like fresh strawberries and ice cream or gourmet chocolate is sure to be appreciated.
Put pen to paper and write your loved one a note of appreciation, love or thanks. Send them a letter, a postcard or sprinkle their room or home with handwritten notes expressing how much you value them.
There’s a reason we all love Christmas and birthdays – presents! If you’re after a slightly grander gesture then why not get them a gift just because? A book, a teapot, a piece of gorgeous jewellery… whatever present you choose, make it thoughtful and personal. Be sure to tell them why you got it for them so that the gesture is more meaningful.