Hello, Stranger! Can I brighten your day?

brighten-your-dayI’m looking for some help with an experiment.

Have you ever noticed that some people have a way of making a room darker just by entering it?  There’s something about their personality, attitude, or outlook on life that makes you wish you were somewhere else.

Then there are people that can make almost any situation better simply by being present.  Sometimes it’s their demeanor.  Sometimes it what they say, what they do, or the expression on their face.  Whatever it was, they made your day better simply because your paths crossed.

Here’s where I could use your help:  Please share your ideas on how to brighten the day of a stranger. How would you make their day better?

Or:  If a complete stranger came up to you, what could they say to you or do for you right then and there that would make your day better — a little bit brighter?

I’m looking for ideas that are small enough that just about anyone could do it, but noteworthy enough that the other person would probably remember it at the end of their day and maybe even tell a friend about it.

Please post your comments here on this blog so others can join in on the discussion. Thanks!

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3 responses to “Hello, Stranger! Can I brighten your day?

  1. Julie

    One of the girls in my office grows sunflowers – she’s brought in fresh cuttings several times over the past couple of weeks. Each morning I’ve walked into my office with a smile on my face put there by those gorgeous happy flowers. Simple, yes, but a terrific way to start my work day.

  2. Gave hot chocolate to outdoor worker in winter.
    Sew blankets for Project Linus and deliver blankets to hospitalized children.
    Visit homebound elderly neighbor, visit, take cookies and hot coffee. Pray with them. Offer to run errands ie. grocery
    Walk at the mall and give out $100,000 candy bars to sales clerks/cashiers.
    Pay for meal of someone in line behind you-walk up or drive through.
    Give money for a teen to go to camp or mission trip.
    Oh I have a blast, giving God the Glory everytime. Always telling those who’ve been surprised that God is Good.

  3. Give out little bottles of bubbles when walking through a park.
    Nothing is more fun then blowing bubbles and watch them softly float away…

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