"When I'm really down, anxious about something or really sad, sometimes it takes so little to help me feel better: a smile, a hug or a kind word can do it," she said.
I was in a group of women discussing ways we could reach out to others when one of the women said that. And isn't she so right?
I can think of many times when a smile or hug have made a huge difference in my day. Or perhaps I received a card in my mailbox from a friend "just because," and that lifted my spirits.
It really doesn't take much. Random acts of kindness can include what you and I see as nothing, really: a smile, opening a door for someone, picking up something a person dropped and didn't notice that they dropped. Any number of kindnesses that don't cost money or take time turn out to be priceless!
Happiness comes to us when we do kind things for others. It's always a win-win, isn't it? We've made someone else happy; and in the process, given ourselves a big happiness boost as well.
What can you do today to put a smile on someone's face?