Every action in this world bears a consequence. And while hearing an old adage like that immediately brings to mind negative consequences (like forgetting to turn off the lights and ending up with a $200 electric bill), it can also be applied to the positive consequences that our actions can result in, whether we realize it or not.
For instance: Think about all the times you’ve smiled at a stranger in passing, and how that simple gesture likely put that person in a good mood for the rest of the day. And how many times have you given your seat up on the subway for someone more in need of it? Maybe you don’t think much of something so simple, but that small act of kindness can turn a person’s day around. To counteract all the negativity in the world these days, we’ve rounded up some of the ways you make people happy without even realizing it.