There is nothing quite like love. It makes us feel happy and appreciated, and most of us would like a little more love in our lives. But how can you make the world a more loving place?
It only takes one small act to share feelings of love and kindness. Check out 15 little things that you can do every day to help spread love and joy.
1. Mentor someone
Do you have a skill that you can share with others? Volunteering as a mentor for someone gives them the chance to improve their skills, which could help their career or benefit them in other ways. From business to baking, there are lots of things people would like to learn about.
2. Send fun texts to your loved ones
Take a few minutes each day to send your friends a funny text or picture. It will put a smile on their face, and they may send it on to other people, spreading more love and laughter.
3. Do one little act of kindness every day
You could smile at a stranger, hold a door open for someone or help someone with heavy bags. It only takes a few seconds to do so, but the other person will appreciate your gesture – and it will probably put them in a much better mood!
4. Spread positive gossip
So many conversations are based around nasty, mean gossip. Try switching to a more positive angle and you will notice more love and happiness in your life – and you won’t upset anyone if they find out what you said!
5. Try to be less judgemental
No one likes to be judged by others, and there is very little gain from being judgmental. You will hold less anger if you are non-judgmental and open-minded – and you will be nicer to be around.
6. Be kind to the people you dislike
If you want to make the world a more loving place, it is important to stop focusing on your anger and dislikes. Don’t hold grudges or feel resentment towards the people you dislike; instead wish them well while getting on with your own life.
7. Help a friend out
Do you have any friends who you could help? From babysitting to giving a friend a lift, there are lots of simple ways to show your friends that you care about them.
8. Send your long-distance friends pictures of you all together
Share pictures with your friends who live far away of you together to remember happy memories. It will help you to appreciate each other even when you are not together.
9. Give to charity
Volunteering is a great way to share love with the world. If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can donate money, clothes, shoes, food or books to many charities to share your wealth with others.
10. Hug your loved ones
Sometimes it is easier to show love and affection without using words. If you have a friend or a family member who is feeling down or stressed, give them a big hug to show your support.
11. Buy someone a coffee
Next time you are in your local coffee shop, consider buying someone else a coffee too to spread love and generosity. It is relatively inexpensive, and the other person will be touched by your kind gesture.
12. Compliment others
Everyone likes to feel good about themselves. Try to give someone a genuine compliment every day to spread love and happiness.
13. Use your social media page to help others to feel positive
Make your social media page a friendly place by posting cute pictures, funny videos and inspirational quotes. This will help to cheer up everyone else’s feed – and you don’t even need to leave your bed to do this one!
14. Thank your server when you buy something
Often people who work in customer service roles feel under-appreciated. Show servers that you notice their hard work by thanking them for their time, and they will always look forward to seeing you again.
15. Be polite
Manners may be less important in today’s world, but most people still appreciate being treated with respect. Simply saying “please” and “thank you” can make someone else feel appreciated and loved.