What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

Pastor Jack Freed posted this quote in his Jack’s Winning Words blog today – “I’ve been down in the dumps…This really brightens my day.”  (Liz Koto) His post was about the couple who started the walk funny phenomenon that has been reported on the news. That couple started walking funny, like on the old Monty Python show, on a whim, but discovered that it helped lighten up and  brighten up some people’ days. Now many people all over the country are walking funny or dressing up in costumes for their walks. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

We have all seen the ads on TV that recommend that you call someone rather than visit them. Calling them also helps brighten up their day, especially those who have been enduring this pandemic lock-down alone. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

Many people have been putting signs in their windows or yards thanking the frontline workers in their area. Some even hold clapping sessions on their front porches or lawns to thank those who continue to serve us through this crisis. Doing something like that helps both the people who serve and the celebrators alike. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

There have also been stories in the news about car caravans being  organized to drive by the home of someone celebrating a birthday or other special event. Some were  organized just to say “thank you” to someone for being there to serve others. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

Even on Facebook, there are people who go out of their way to post funny pictures or cartoons to help lighten up what could otherwise be a grim time. People need those little breaks of humor every day to help them make it through this. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

So think about what you can do. Who can you call? What funny thing can you do? What sign can you make up and maybe post a picture of on Facebook? Imagine how much better others will feel if you can somehow break the grip of loneliness or depression for them. Just imagining that will also help you feel better. What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

A good way to put yourself in the mood to do something is to go to your bathroom and look in the mirror; then make a funny face to yourself. Break out of your own serious mood and then set you mind to work on answering the question – What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

One Response to What can you do to brighten someone’s day?

  1. John Freed says:

    We used to sing a song in Sunday School…Brighten the corner where you are. (It was a peppy one, too!)

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