Spread Kindness: Help a stranger with directions. Hold the elevator doors. Unburden someone struggling to hoist groceries into the car. You know lending a hand can boost your mood, but a recent study out of the University of California, San Diego, suggests that random acts of kindness can also be contagious: When research participants acted cooperatively, in the public good, their positive intention cascaded outward, influencing up to three more degrees of helpful people.
Flowers instead of bows make such a beautiful statement and are often less expensive than a bow. Don't be afraid to check the Dollar Store for bundles of flowers - grab a bag of jewels - add some hot glue and you've got the prettiest present on the street. Everyone still loves a pretty package - :-)