Brighten Somebody’s Day – Cheer Giveaway

Brighten Somebody’s Day – Cheer Giveaway

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Cheer

How do you brighten somebody’s day? I found that the things that brighten my day the most are the little blessings and surprises that happen unexpectedly. Sure, anybody’s day will brighten immediately if they won the lottery, but how many times is that going to happen?

For me, my day gets brighter when someone gives me a sincere hug. I’m not a big hugger so I’m not one of those people who hugs everyone hello. And if you know people like that then you’d know that sometimes those hugs are just for show. Some will come up to hug you but the hug is empty and limp. Sort of like a weak handshake. You know, the kind where their fingertips just brush your palm when they shake hands? Well they have their hug counterpart. Those are the ones that hug loosely then let go quickly like they don’t want to touch you. There are also the patters who pat your back like they’re sending you on your way. Well heck, don’t give me a hug that I didn’t ask for in the first place if it’s going to be like that!

My favorite hugs are the ones that are lovingly and sincerely given. When I see my mom, for instance, after an extended separation she hugs me like she wants to swallow me up. She hugs me tightly and firmly and I can feel her love seeping from her to me and I get warm and teary eyed like I am now just thinking about it. Yeah, I guess I’m missing my mom…

CheerBut, let’s get back on topic here… The reason I’m talking about how to Cheer someone up is because of the sponsor of this post, Cheer Detergent. They sent me the Cheer Bright Clean laundry detergent to sample. They didn’t know I already had some in the laundry room! I use this detergent because, well, we have a ton of laundry. What with four women in the house and a man who likes to work outdoors, we’ve got a lot of dingy laundry! Well, Cheer keeps our clothes looking bright and smelling fresh so we’d like to share it with you too. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below.

Visit the Official Cheer Detergent site for more information and Check out Cheer’s fun instant win game.

ENTER THE CHEER GIVEAWAY!

Official contest dates: October 5th – November 5th
Contest Theme: How do you brighten the lives of others?
The prize: Cheer Detergent

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me How do you brighten the lives of others? – OR you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below (if you blog about it, you earn 3 entries).

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Rules:
* This giveaway is open to US Residents, age 18 and older
* Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
* You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
* Please see the official rules here: Official Rules
* This giveaway ENDS ON NOVEMBER 5, 2009

See the BlogHer Roundup Page for more chances to win!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
and the winner is:

Comment #40 from DG!

Congratulations to DG and thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway!

127 thoughts on “Brighten Somebody’s Day – Cheer Giveaway

  1. Serving Up Brightness
    I work as a waitress and i brighten up peoples lives by makeing sure there coffee is fresh and hot and the apple pie warm. With a smile and gratitude of them showing up that day and allowing me to stay employed

    texasmomof3(AT)hotmail.com

  2. My children and I make up little goody packets and drop them off at the local nursing homes for the patients there to enjoy.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  3. Giving a smile and a “thank you” or “have a nice day” wherever we go is typical for me and my family. I find that it brings a smile to other people’s faces too!

  4. I brighten the lives of a village in Africa by donating money to my sponsored child. I love to do that and to give gifts. Christmas is my favorite time to make people happy. πŸ™‚

  5. I have brightened the day of terminally ill children by hosting a volunteer event with 30 volunteers making posters and letters to send to the kids. πŸ™‚

  6. I try to do thoughtful things for other people; simple, seemingly insignificant gestures go a long way in brightening someone’s day.

  7. I sometimes give the person behind me in line a good coupon for something in their shopping cart.
    AllMyCrazyCats @ AOL.com

  8. I am a true believer in the power of random acts of kindness. I was taught by my parents at a very young age through example of my parents being such advocates of performing random acts of kindness that by doing so you can literally change the course of someone’s day or life. You never know when someone is on the brink, on the edge of sadness or despair and your small act of kindness can bring them back to reality and change the course of their life. Whether it is simply smiling at someone and saying hello as you open a door for them, or as I do very often, offer a helping hand to an elderly person by shoveling their sidewalk, or bringing them a home baked casserole, just doing something effortless on your part can make a huge impact on someone else’s life. That is how I choose to brighten the days of others and I hope by my own acts I am teaching my children the same level of important this is as my own parents did with me.

  9. Let them eat cake!

    Okay, who doesn’t love something homemade?

    Be it bread, cookies, cake, or muffins, doesn’t it just make you smile? It makes my friends and neighbors smile too!

    jessicanunemakerATlittleindiana.com

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