Question of the Day – No. 215 What can we do to make other people happy? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 52 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 215” Add yours Go out of our way to do something for them that is unexpected and will make them smile LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Would you say that our ego stops us from doing that? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think to a certain extent it does, or maybe we just don’t notice/observe others enough to realise that they’re struggling just as much as us and deserve something to cheer them up LikeLiked by 1 person I think sometimes we have this attitude of just “I don’t care” and we don’t take the time to get to know others or their story LikeLiked by 1 person Actually listen to them, and not just wait for your turn to talk. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I agree that it would be a huge step forward! How often do you do it? LikeLike Reply I love to listen especially when it is something new, I like to learn about people and their experiences. But am totally subject to interjection with some random thought because I’m super loud, “enthusiastic” and impulsive. Haha. LikeLiked by 1 person We can’t make other people happy, as we are all responsible for our own happiness. We can however, maybe brighten someone’s day or moment by a small act of kindness or giving them a compliment. Also, smiles are contagious. ☺ LikeLiked by 6 people Reply I agree with that. And we have indeed a huge influence over other people’s emotions. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love them like you love yourself LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That would be ideal… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Make them feel wanted and cared for. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply In your opinion, how can we do that? LikeLike Reply By giving them time and being there for them. LikeLiked by 1 person Just “trying” usually works. Great answers above. 🤗 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, we couldn’t do it without the try, could we? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Affection Attention Appreciation LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Can you give an example of action for each of those? LikeLike Reply Being with them during their hard times as we accompany them during happy party times is a true affection.. Timely care is nothing but paying attention to them, Appreciating them for their achievement and for the profile who they are, then guiding them in a right way if they tend to move in wrong path… So by being in touch enquiring their state of life frequently makes them feel special and happy LikeLiked by 1 person Giving a piece of yourself. If I share, you may feel comfortable enough to share back; so, allowing one to be comfortable can make a person happy. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very interesting. It clearly shows the idea that we need to make the first step. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Exactly! LikeLiked by 1 person By helping… First and foremost it is to make yourself happy, that’s when you can do something for others too… Helping others is great but that doesn’t’t mean killing yourself over it… Helping others in some way you can, the way they need it, it could be your time, your attention, love, or some other thing… If you aren’t losing anything, why not help… it’ll surely make you happy too, that’s all required… xx My thoughts xx Irene LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Helping others is the key! Because it makes us happy too 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Exactly! LikeLiked by 2 people Make them feel comfortable with themselves, not ask them to be something different than what they already are LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Unfortunately, that seems to be impossible for some people. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You’re right. People are only able to say “if you were a little bit more… (a stupid random adjective)” LikeLiked by 2 people I have found taking time for them is one of the most important. That way you get to know them on a deeper level and your more aware of what would help. Sometimes its encouragement or compliments or acknowledgement. Sometimes it tough talk reality. Simple things work a lot. I remember how glad my Mom used to be that I brought her flowers for no reason throughout the year in her later years. It didn’t have to be an expensive bouquet or roses. Sometimes its just a simple visit and listening. But most of the time I find it helpful to just be kind and friendly to everyone. Exchanging a simple greeting of hello or how are you today or have a nice day. At a minimum a nice smile or node. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply This is awesome! All of these things are just a way for us to transmit the message that “you matter” whomever that “you” might be. Thank you for this life lesson! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you. LikeLiked by 1 person Joker toxin? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply The coma part might bring us happiness when it comes to certain people. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Make yourself Happy and your circle will be happy too… Your circle may change LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I think that changing the circle might be the first step for self-happiness. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Agree LikeLiked by 2 people Listen to them! 🙂 Even when listening to people complaining about their troubles can get irritating, indulging them (within reason) can make a big difference in their lives. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Oh yeah! I totally agree with that! Real listening is rare these days… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Listen to them. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes, that is one of the most important parts! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Recognize and accept them for who they are and wish to be…. 🙂 “The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse”.. Kilroy Oldster LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Too bad so many people think that being different is a curse. I want to change that. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Genuinely care LikeLiked by 2 people Reply When was the last time you received some genuine care? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This morning. My husband nursed me through a tortuous migraine at 2 am LikeLiked by 2 people Be an instigator to life LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes! To wake people up so they stop sleepwalking through life! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Actively listen so that you actually hear what they’re saying. People really appreciate when it feels like someone actually ‘gets’ them. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply True! And it sounds easy, but it’s so hard sometimes because our own thoughts and feelings get in the way. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I was expecting more along the lines of be happy ourselves & radiate that. I’m not sure we can make other people happy, we are each responsible for our own happiness. There are simple little things, like listening to people, smiling at them… I find that comes naturally with being in a good place myself. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So it would be better to be on peace and maybe happy with ourselves and then we can help others be happy, right? LikeLike Reply set an example for them to follow, & then maybe help them. We can only help people who are willing to be helped… LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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