By: Kayty Sheard
Today we are sharing some of our favorite and simple ways you can light up the life of someone in need.
1 | Box full of sunshine // Pick out a bunch of fun yellow things, chap stick, napkins, lemons, nail polish, lemonade, candy, anything yellow and send or deliver it to the person you know needs a pick-me-up.
2 | Coffee date // Some people may just want a listening ear and someone to be patient while they talk through their pain.
3 | Pay it forward // My husband Josh and I challenged ourselves to pay it forward at least once a month. Usually this means paying for someone's ice cream of coffee behind us. You could also give your spare change to someone, let someone go in front of you in line, or leave a dollar bill in the vending machine for the next person.
4 | Tell a joke // One of the easiest ways to brighten someone's day is with the power of laughter.
5 | Get well basket // If someone's loved one is ill, send them a get will basket with tea, Kleenex, a card game, chocolates, cough drops, and a pack of gum.
6 | Baked goods // Personally, I've always been a fan of comfort food. Whether its fresh cookies, macaroni and cheese, or caramels, a homemade treat is a great way to light up the life of another.
7 | Card // Make or purchase a card to tell someone how much they mean to you or how you appreciate them being in your life.
8 | Post-it notes // One of my favorite memories when I was in college is my then-fiance sticking a bunch of Post-it notes around my apartment during finals week to encourage me throughout the week.
There are simple ways to light up someone's life. Even if you don't have any materials, a simple smile or hello might be just what the person needs. Today we challenge you to brighten at least one person's day.
Photos by: Natalie Jean + Jordan Harper