Simple Ways to Spread the Happy

By  June 03, 2014

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It’s true—happiness is contagious. And all it takes is a cute baby’s coo, a hearty belly laugh, or a bite of something delicious to brighten someone’s day. So embrace the positive and spread the cheer. Let’s make this an epidemic!

A Little Love Note
In the age of email and text messaging, a handwritten note is pretty much an anomaly. But nothing beats a message composed by hand and created from the heart—whether it’s as simple as a few sweet words on a Post-it note stuck to your hubby’s lunch box or a profound thank-you letter to an old friend.

Flower Power
Colorful and fragrant flowers can act as an immediate mood booster. Give a friend a beautiful bouquet, or display a vase with freshly picked blooms somewhere everyone can admire them.

A Smile and a Wave
Never underestimate the power of a simple gesture. A friendly wave, a cordial smile, or a kind word at the right moment can lift even a stranger’s spirits and transform an otherwise unpleasant day. So next time you’re at the coffee shop, make friendly chitchat with the people in line behind you, hold the door open for a mom struggling with a stroller, and don’t forget to show off that lovely, happy smile.

An Unexpected Call
Next time you have a free moment, pick up the phone and call your mother. Or your best friend. Or an old college pal. An unexpected phone call—just to catch up—will undoubtedly make a loved one smile. She’ll love hearing your voice, trading stories, and sharing a moment.

Find Something Sweet
They say that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his tummy. But we beg to differ. We think it’s the fastest route to anyone’s heart. Hence our excitement for the upcoming Nutella Truck tour. It’s coming to a city near you bearing sweet swag and delicious freebie samples. So grab a friend and follow that truck—it’s time to spread some happy. Visit nutellausa.tumblr.com.