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Give a little every day


Make a conscious effort to do one special thing for someone every day. The key thing is to deliberately choose to do something that will make someone else happy.  Here are some ideas for special things you could do, but remember to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. What will make that person happy in this moment?

  • Give things spontaneously to friends and people you meet.
  • Call, e-mail, or visit someone you think may be lonely or having a difficult time.
  • Smile at and imagine sending love to people you like.
  • Let people know that you admire or respect them.
  • Give to charities that inspire you.
  • Feed wildlife such as birds and squirrels.
  • Celebrate other people’s successes and special occasions.
  • Help people who have a problem, especially those who cross your path.
  • Show compassion for people who are unhappy or sick.
  • Cuddle the cat or the dog.
  • Take care of lost or injured birds and
  • Wish people well and bless things and people around you.
  • Be pleasant to and respect people you meet.
  • Be there for people when they are going through a

Start with small things and spend time thinking about what you can do to make other people happy. You will be amazed how therapeutic this can be.


This advice is taken from my book ‘The Tree of Becoming: a guide to the seven principles of conscious healing and transformation’ available from:


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