How To: Cheer someone up

Cheer someone up

Have you ever had someone make you feel better with a simple act of kindness? Now it's time to bank some good karma and make someone else's day.
You Will Need
* Compassion
* Good intentions
* A sweet idea
* Action
* A selfless heart

Step 1
Call. Pick up the phone and engage the person in conversation – encourage and listen to them.

Step 2
Send a card. Whether through snail mail or e-mail, the right greeting can put a smile on the saddest face.

Step 3
Ask the person out. Go for a walk, fly a kite, visit the zoo. A change of scenery makes a huge difference in a person's outlook.

Step 4
Jump in and help out. Surprise them by cooking dinner, cleaning the windows, or weeding the garden.

Step 5
Get out of your comfort zone. Compose a song and serenade them – even if you can't carry a tune. Put on a clown outfit and deliver some balloons.

Be careful if you're trying to cheer up someone who's just a friend. You don't want your actions to be misinterpreted.

Step 6
Leave a little gift – something that you know will lift their spirits.

Fact: In a recent study, laughter proved to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

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