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How to Make Someone Happy
To make someone happy can be both the toughest and the simplest thing to do! You could give someone their favorite things or just be with them through their rainy day. The key thing to remember is, one sees the world as one is, so be happy yourself to make others so!
SocialMettle Staff
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Girl cries and smiles
The gloomy sky was all she saw, and me, the romance that filled the air. The clouds that had gathered above, set off a song in my heart while the first drops of rain had her running for the clothesline, cursing under her breath. While the rains washed my fevered skin and the earthy smell made me heady, all she thought of was the cold and the cough and all those other nitty-gritty. Happiness was all I could see - in the dirt that washed away, in the children playing in the way, and what she saw was how she'd be locked in now and how miserably cold it would be. Looking at her all sad and sullen like that, I felt my happiness ebb. How do I make her happy, I thought. How to make her smile instead?

'The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.'
Mark Twain said that. So true, so true.
Sadness can get all pervading, have you noticed? I don't really like it. You see someone sad and you are affected quite immediately. Misery loves company, they say and I have a feeling it's true. The funk that sets in and refuses to leave. Or, maybe, they don't want it to leave - the people who are sad. Have you thought about that? Self victimization, self pitying, self loathing...self this, self that, self thus. Am I trying to mock those who are sad? Far from it. I'm trying to get you to understand the basis of why sadness sets in and does not leave. Only when you know what you're dealing with will you be able to help them learn how to become happy, you know?
And now to the main factor - happiness is subjective and I cannot really say that something that makes me happy will make you happy. But this much is true - no one can be sad for long. Human nature is such. Adjusting, accommodating, happiness seeking. The tears will dry some time and happiness will be sought. And at that point of time when they're ready to stop being miserable and you're around, you can help them be happy again. How to make someone happy? There are myriads of ways, scores of tricks and lots and lots of emotions to make that come through. You just need to know when to use what.
Ways to Make Someone Happy
Listen to them...
friend listening to another
Talk...No. First, listen. Let them vent. Too many people go about holding way too much negativity in their hearts. They need to be freed of that. Let them talk, urge them to talk and you listen. Get them to talk, inquire about them and ask questions. When they've been freed of all that they've been carrying in their hearts, they'll feel free and happy. Plus, who does not like being given attention? Everyone does. This then is one great way to make people happy.
Appreciate them...
co-workers shaking hands
Appreciate them. Simple and straightforward way of getting them happy. We never really stop to appreciate what we like about others, when it is one of the most simple ways of making someone happy. You appreciate someone for what they've done, and you see the smile beaming across their face. Don't flatter, but do notice things about people and appreciate them either. A little appreciation goes a long way in bringing happiness.
Make them smile...
friends watching a video and laughing
Well, make them laugh! What will it take to make them smile? A funny video on YouTube? A re-run of their favorite comedy show act? A home cooked meal? Whatever it takes. A smile or a simple chuckle sends signals to the brain to stop being miserable, did you know?
Distract Them...
friends watching a movie
If someone is feeling miserable after a break up, distract them. Don't let them sit and ponder over the 'how, what and what if'. Distract them with shopping, movies, spa treatments, best seats at the next game or whisking them away for a trip. Urge them to join hobby classes and exercise sessions or anything that will get their confidence soaring high. Once that is done and they start feeling better about themselves, you'll see the transformation in them.
Random Acts of 'Nice'...
couple riding bike in the rains
Small, unexpected things are the best ways of making someone happy. One can call them random acts of nice. A small card kept in your mum's purse telling her how much you love her, a piece of candy in your son's lunch box, a pink bow for your daughter's hair, a ride in the rains with that special someone, a surprise swim in the sea, an unexpected gift left on the doorstep, receiving flowers at work, a puppy in a basket can bring delight to your loved ones!
I agree that making someone happy is not as simple as ABC. But we can try. And we will. Why? For them, for us and because everyone deserves to be happy in this world. That's why. So simple, so true.