Leave a surprise note for someone.
Remember how you felt the last time someone left you a surprise note?
Whether it was your spouse, your parent, or just a friend; there’s something special about finding a friendly note when you least expect it.
No matter how good your mood was before you got the note, it got better afterwards.
A few years ago, I bought some really inexpensive plastic hearts at a dollar store for Valentine’s Day (above). I put candies in them for my wife. However, I still have them and periodically, I will put short, fun notes in them and hide them in various places around the house for her. It might take weeks before she finds them – and I’m sure we’re still missing some that were never retrieved. I don’t tell her. As she stumbles upon them, it brightens her mood and mine (because I’ll hear her surprised laugh or “Aww, that’s so sweet!).
Why not try it yourself and watch what happens to your mood? (No, it doesn’t have to be a romantic note.)