Smiling, it’s contagious. I love making someone smile, laugh, or feel loved! It’s so easy to do and often at times you may be doing it without even realizing it. People need to hear kind words, it’s good for their soul and knowing you helped create a smile is good for your soul, too! The holidays are an amazing time to spread the happiness. Here are 5 things that you can do to put a smile on a friends face or even a stranger during the holidays!
1. Give Them Chocolate
Chocolate is good for us, right?! Well yes it is! Studies have shown that chocolate has multiple benefits for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Your blood vessels stay happy and fully functioning, while helping you release relaxing endorphines. I’m not just talking any kind of chocolate here… if you want to impress someone and really make them smile you need to gift them the good stuff. Ethel M Chocolates are they way to go.
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2. Give Back
This can be through charity or something simple as paying it forward in the drive-thru line! I don’t hit many of them, but if I find myself wondering through one through the holiday time, I try to pay for the person that is behind me in hopes that they too will do the same. One simple spread of kindness can go a long way. Or use your time to spread the cheer by volunteering!! Whatever you choose to do giving back will make someone feel very good! Result – a smile!
3. Send a hand-written note or card.
These can be holiday cards or just a simple note. I love getting this type of mail and with email, texting, or whatever other social media you use to connect…nothing makes me smile more than getting a good ole hand-written letter or card. It is the best!!! I try to mail out weekly to friends, of course always for special occasions, or just because. Let’s just say I have a small, and by small, I mean large collection of notecards…it’s an addiction really! Result – a smile!
4. Recognize someone’s achievement.
Show someone how proud you are of them. You can do this all year long of course, but take some time to really focus on this during the holidays. We get so busy keeping up with the rush of what the holidays bring that we often over look the achievements of those around us. Everything starts to merge together so take some time to recognize those around you! Whether it’s buying them dinner to celebrate or just stopping by to say “Hi” and give them a hug. Sometimes the best gifts really are free. Result – a smile!
5. Say it out loud!
Tell someone how fortunate you are to know them and that you love them. Pretty simple, right? But how often do you do this? Tell them why. Make them feel special because they are and so are you. Result – two smiles!
Now, time for me to make YOU smile! Are you still thinking about the Ethel M Chocolates I mentioned to start things off? It’s okay, I am, too! 😉 I was lucky enough to try some out and let me tell you a secret they are soooooo good! It’s time for you to start your own Ethel M Chocolates tradition this holiday season and join me in enjoying this goodness! Not only is it a perfect gift to give, but it’s also pretty great to receive. So whether your shopping for yourself or someone else I’ve got a deal for you!
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