STEP 1 // Thank You Notes Handwritten notes are the best. They are more personal and just have the feeling that you took a little more time out of your day to do something nice. They just seem more thoughtful than an e-mail.
STEP 2 // Baked Goods If you love to bake, why not whip up a batch of cookies and wrap two or three of them together to hand out to your friends, family, and co-workers.
STEP 3 // Praise You can also boost someone's morale by praising them for something in front of others. Doesn't feel good when someone compliments you in front of others?
STEP 4 // Small Gifts These do not have to be anything expensive, just a little something to show you thought of them. Maybe a friends favorite candy bar is a Snickers, so you picked one up for her or maybe a co-worker loves to write in colored pens so you bought a purple pen for them.
STEP 5 // Homemade Gift Small gifts do not have to be store bought to be appreciated and handmade gifts do not have to be time consuming and require a lot of materials. Maybe you noticed someone was feeling down so you left a post it note with a smile face doodle on it or you put a paper flower or origami crane on their desk.
STEP 6 // A Favor Appreciation can also be shown by doing someone a favor. It can be something as simple as dropping something in the mail for them or picking up something they need at the store.
STEP 7 // Treat to Lunch If you have time, why not invite them out to lunch and grab the bill? It's a great way to show your appreciation and to spend some quality time with them.
STEP 8 // Notes of Encouragement Handwritten notes don't just have to be thank you notes. Maybe you want to offer someone encouragement or motivation, a quick note is a great time to do.
STEP 9 // Make Soup Why not make soup or a casserole for someone who is sick or someone who has just suffered a loss in the family? This shows them you are thinking about them and that you are there for them.
STEP 10 // Gift Certificate A small gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop or bakery is a great way to get their morning off to a good start.