Smiling is a happiness trick people perform for others to connect with them and make others feel good. Everyone is guilty of doing it, even if they don't necessarily realize it. When it comes to friendship groups, keeping everyone happy and smiling is a must. What happens often, though, is that many are guilty of taking their friends for granted. People will talk to them about anything, but friendships work two works, and sometimes it's them that needs to help their friends to be happy.
Building Happiness In Your Relationships
There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of making someone you care about smile. Knowing that you can cheer up your friend if they are feeling down is considered to be the most important thing you can do as a friend. Here are a few ideas for you to try.
1. Call Your Friends And Chat
Calling is simple, easy, and it makes a big difference in someone's life. Just about every friendship group needs this kind of communication, especially if something is going on that is making it difficult for everyone to hang out together all the time. Even if it is five minutes, take this time to check in with them.
2. Plan A Fun Activity For You All
Your friendship groups are important, not just for you but for them too. If you want to make them smile, plan something fun for you all to do together. It could be as simple as watching a movie together or as crazy as visiting a VR Escape Room experience! Doing fun-filled things together will help you to make happy memories and give them a reason to smile when maybe they are struggling.
3. Support Your Friends To Follow Their Dreams
No matter how impractical or strange it may first seem, supporting your friends to follow their dreams is an important part of friendship. If your friend has always dreamed of making it as an actor, or in whatever they set their heart on, help them to follow these dreams. It may seem odd initially, but seeing someone you care about be successful can make all the difference.
Happy relationships don't just happen on their own. While friends naturally get along and are there for each other when needed, sometimes people need to help their friends to feel happy and fulfilled.
4. Do Something You Enjoy Even if You Are Terrible At it!
If your friend needs cheering up, take them to do something they enjoy, even if they aren't very skilled at it. In fact, this is encouraged. You don't have to be pros to give something a try! It is only with practice that you will get better, but during these first few attempts, you may find yourself laughing at yourselves for how terrible you are. So strap on those ice skates, bring out that surfboard, or bake a cake and laugh your way through it.
5. Write A Thank You Note To Your Friends For Making You Feel Happy
No matter how much you love your friends, sending them a personalized thank you card is sure to make them happy. It's a simple act that most people forget about, but it's one of the simplest ways to make your friends smile. Just write a simple thank you note to your friend for something they did for you, and your friends will thank you for it.