Great Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

Everyone has felt down in the dumps at some point or other – missed out on a job they really wanted, had family problems or had a bit of bad luck. If someone you know is going through a bit of a bad patch, or you just want to make someone’s day a little bit brighter, here are some good ways to bring a bit of joy to someone else.

Write them a letter – Sadly, the sending of personal letters seems to be in decline, with email being the popular choice for most people to communicate now. If you want to make someone’s day a little jollier, a handwritten letter or card letting them know you are thinking of them goes a long way. Using brightly coloured envelopes from will make it even more personal and it will be something that they can keep to look back on in years to come – you don’t get that from an email! It doesn’t have to be just a letter – enclose a photo that you know will make them smile, or a postcard with a picture of an animal that they love.

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Offer to Help – Maybe you know someone who is struggling with an illness or is having trouble keeping up with housework for other reasons. Offer to help them with things at home – mowing the lawn, a couple of hours spent doing hoovering, dusting and washing up for someone that is struggling can make their day.  If the person struggles to get out of the house, you could go and get any groceries that they need from the supermarket. An hour of your time spent helping out can mean a great deal to someone who is finding it difficult to manage.

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Make them Something – There is nothing more personal and meaningful than something that you make especially for them. If you are a dab hand in the kitchen, bake them a homemade cake, or maybe you are a keen gardener – a beautiful hanging basket or a plant pot will go down well. If you have an artistic streak, a handmade card is a lovely treat to receive too. Use what you are good at to make someone’s day a little brighter!

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