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A warm smile, sweet note, or thoughtful gift can do wonders for the soul. Use these simple ideas to brighten someone’s day.

01Pay for the coffee, toll, or bus fare for the person behind you.

02Plant your own garden (a mixture of flowers, fruits, and vegetables), and share the goodies with your neighbors during harvest.

03Mail (don’t email) a heart-warming, hand-written note to a friend or family member.

04Contact a corporate office, and share something nice about a customer service worker.

05Put change in an expired parking meter.

06Offer to babysit for a single mom you know (for free).

07Bring coffee or snacks for co-workers.

08Offer to help a new mom you know (maybe by cleaning her house, running errands, or cooking a meal).

09Leave a coupon on the supermarket shelf (beside the corresponding product). A stranger will love it.

10Tell your child's teacher how much you appreciate her.

11Give clean blankets to homeless people.

12Play board games with senior citizens at a retirement home.

13Let the other person have the parking space.

14Try to make everyone in a group conversation feel included.

15Help your elderly neighbor take out the trash or mow the lawn.