You have the power to make someone’s day

Brooke Saward
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Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but by how he treats his inferiors.

Give a generous tip | They’re not paid enough anyway

Smile at a stranger | You don’t know what someone else might be going through

Hold a door open for someone | Because manners matter

Tell a friend how much you appreciate them | Sometimes they just need to hear it

Learn from your elders and teach those younger than you | R E S P E C T

Say “I love you” | Whenever you think & feel it

Give a handmade gift | It’s the thought that counts anyway

Invite someone over for dinner | & make an effort

Say “Thank You” in a different language | Because there’s a story to behind it

Donate your time | Its the most valuable asset you have

…because you have the power to make someone’s day.

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    April 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you for published because I have been learn a lot of knowledge.

    LEE @ Modern Granola
    December 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    This makes me so happy. Thanks for this post.

    December 10, 2014 at 4:26 am

    ah this is a nice post brooke, like the ethos

    December 8, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Can’t agree more with you!!!!! That is extremly important and we should never forget about it!


    December 6, 2014 at 3:08 am

    This is such a great post and perfect during the holiday season. But yes, we should all practice these things year round 🙂

    Julie K
    December 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Love these tips and your site!

    Alana and Kyra
    December 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

    As always, inspiring us 🙂 Thanks for sharing Broke !

    Kiss, Kyra.

    Anna // The Blonde Banana
    December 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Inviting someone over for dinner is the best one! It can be so hard to make friends or even stay connected to old friends in this crazy world we live in. Sometimes all you need to start a new friendship or rekindle an old one is to plan a catch-up dinner.

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    December 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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    Alissa L
    December 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

    this is lovely x

    21 year old backpacker currently an expat in NZ

    December 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I love these! They are all such small things that it doesn’t take us much effort to do them but it can make a big difference in someone else’s day!

    December 4, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Such a lovely post! It’s all too easy to forget that it’s the small gestures that can make someones day.

    Christina -
    December 4, 2014 at 6:42 am

    This was such a great reminder about the little things in life… Loved it!

    S Lauren@Modern Granola
    December 4, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I love this! Spread the love. Great post!

    December 4, 2014 at 3:38 am

    So true! Nice post 🙂

    December 4, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Beautiful list! We should indeed do this more often…

    Leah of The Mochilera Diaries
    December 4, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Beautiful reminder! One of my biggest goals as I move forward in life is to give more and expect less (or expect nothing, really), to give simply for the sake of giving 🙂

    December 4, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Great tips, especially about handmade gifts! I love them! Don’t think there’s anything more thoughtful behind handmade gifts!

    December 4, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Simple things that most people forget very useful tips.

    December 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Beautiful list! I would add:

    -take time to strike up conversations with people you meet.


    -compliment strangers when they are wearing something you genuinely adore.

    I am really going to test these ideas out for the next few weeks.

    • Brooke Saward
      December 18, 2014 at 3:52 am

      Great additions Susanna thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Shumi Perhiniak
    December 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    great tips!! saying please & thank you always make my day 🙂

    December 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I wish everyone was as positive as you are, then the world would surely be a better place!
    Love, Debbie

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    December 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    thanks for sharing nice views.

    Clementine Buttercup
    December 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Definitely rules to live by. Being a nicer person to others makes me be kinder to myself too. Must remember these.

    December 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I love you Brooke:)

    December 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Amazing tips! It’s great pleasure to make someone’s day.
    Thanks Brooke.

    December 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Love this! So good to stop and remember small things can really change someone’s day. Thanks.

    December 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Great post! I believe that being nice to others makes you happy as well and that’s why I always try to be polite and kind to everyone 🙂 This post was a good remind for all of us.

    December 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Love that post! It’s so true and it would be so easy to make someone’s day a bit brighter.
    xo Andrea

    December 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Your posts make my day happy! Thank you.

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    December 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    It’s true the tiniest thing can make somebody’s day, thanks for reminding us to be better.

    December 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    A simple smile or “hello” from a stranger absolutely makes my day, and I tend to remember most of them! I try to do it often, as well – it’s DEFINITELY a way to make someone feel good!

    Raza from

    December 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Really loved this post. It definitely reminds you that the best things in life start inside ourselves, we can’t expect the world to be a happier place if we don’t make it this way.

    xx M.

    December 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    It truly is the small things that matter!


    December 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for this, its a good reminder.

    Ashley Wanders
    December 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I love the quote at the beginning of this post! These are such small and simple things, and yet they can be so powerful.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    December 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    This is a lovely post, it’s so true that we can easily make people’s day just by a simple gesture 🙂 When I can I always make sure to tip more than usual!

    December 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I was thinking about the same thing today!! How one little act of consideration or kindness can completely turn around someones day. Its so little effort with such a great result.
    Really cute post 🙂

    December 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I’ve never actually re-tweeted someone’s blog but this was definitely a first for me.

    Maggie A

    Nikki Vargas
    December 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I like this post a lot! It’s simple but really is true that we have the power to not only make someone’s day but to have a positive or negative impact on our own lives.

    Susan the farm quilter
    December 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Good list – something we should do all the time!!!

    December 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Words to live by!

    xx Cheyenne