Today, I have a crick in my neck. Actually it snuck upon me yesterday and now refuses to leave me be. A few months ago I had a bad crick in my neck and went to the doctor about it, so I'm taking the leftover meds from that event and have another appointment scheduled for today.
But I don't wanna get into the gloomy stuff. I'm in a good mood, with plenty of happy energy, but I am unable to move. I am using Michael's iPad to lay back and write this post, but a few minutes ago I was easily browsing pinterest (of course). I found a few interesting pins and had thoroughally enjoyed my pinning time, when I came across this picture:
I loved it. Instantly. And so I went to the website on the bottom of said pic. Took me here:
(check it out)
Which is when I found the great, simple, yet important movement. To sum it up: Life is a ripple effect. Why not spread love and happiness instead of hurt, anger, and sadness? When it's so easy to make someone smile, why wouldn't you? I found this list on the Day Makers Movement website and I just had to share. I'm going to start enacting these things immediately:
- Write a love letter and send it in the mail. Cost 37 cents. For a twist give it to someone traveling and have them send it from out of town.
- Send their parents flowers on your mate's birthday
- Rent a bicycle built for two for the weekend
- Offer to take over something they usually do (like cook dinner) when you know they are just too tired
- Break out the best china this week, especially with kids. It will create a special night for everyone
- Ladies- send him flowers at work today. How rare is it for a guy to get flowers? Very rare! They love it!
- Turn off your cell phone when you get home
- Have flowers delivered on their birthday
- Create an herb garden together
- Frame their artwork and hang it in your home and office
- Write them a letter on their birthday. Put it in a safe place and give to them when they turn eighteen
- Create a ritual of watching sunsets with your child
- Don't bring worries home from the office. Create a worry hook outside your door to hang them at night
- Take your daughter for her first make-up lesson
- Send your grandchild a letter in the mail even if you live nearby.
- Telephone your grandchild regularly, and let them know you are calling especially to talk to them.
- If you live far away videotape yourself reading them a bedtime story.
- Keep a wall chart at your house to document how much they've grown.
- Make them a scrapbook of their parent's childhood. It will be a keepsake for them and their parents.
- Put a quarter in a gumball machine and walk away.
- Let people merge in traffic today.
- Carry thank you notes with you. Write them out to waiters and waitresses. It will surprise them more than a big tip.
- Buy a roll of tickets at an amusement park and give them to seniors.
- Plug a parking meter that's expired.
- Help a stranger take their luggage off the carousel at the airport.
- Buy a bike for your local children's shelter.
- Send flowers to the senior's home.
- Buy gift certificates to a car wash and leave them on the windshield of needy cars.
- Leave a flower at a bus stop.
- Buy gift certificates to an ice cream shop and give them out on a hot day.
- Offer to pick up lunch for someone you know is swamped.
- If you have an SUV offer to pick up others on a snowy day
- Pass the bouquet. Give someone special a bouquet and have them pass it on to someone else the following day. It's a week of Daymaking with one bouquet.
- Create a Daymaker of the year award at work.
- Have everyone bring in their high school graduation picture to post on the bulletin board.
- Write a thank you note to the boss. It's lonely at the top. Everyone needs to know they're appreciated for their work.
- Acknowledge promotions; send a card to the employee's home.
- Offer to drive someone home you know could use a ride.
- Pool your money together and buy someone a spa day as a thank you.
- Bring in a massage therapist to do chair massages. This is especially great for accounting firms in April.
- Post an employee's baby picture and let everyone guess who it is.
- At a monthly meeting have everyone in the room say something nice about whoever has a birthday that month.
- Tonight make your home a spa. It's a great way to melt stress. You will need your favorite soothing music, scented candles, bath salts/oils, calming tea, and your favorite robe. Unplug the phone, put the kids to sleep and enjoy two hours of bliss.
- Buy live flowers on your way home tonight.
- Take a nap this Sunday.
- Call someone JUST to say, "I love you and I'm glad you are in my life."
- Watch the sunset tonight.
- Turn off the ringer on your phone during dinner.
- Be an optimist today. Look on the bright side of everything that comes your way today. Repeat it tomorrow.
- Get a wonderful scalp massage and a new haircut. It's a great sense of renewal.
I want to start doing this. Both anonymously, and with those able to see (in hopes they are touched to pay it forward). I will post my Daymaker (anonymous/known) acts, and please feel free to share yours with me.