Do a Grouch a Favor Day is a fun day to appreciate even the people who tend to be grouchy. Most people do not feel like they are a grouch, but may tend to seem grouchy due to life's stresses and overwork. Take the time today to do a favor for someone who seems to be grouchy. They will appreciate the help and maybe will stop the grouchiness!
A grouch is defined as a fit of bad temper, a habitually irritable, or complaining person. Other names include a bear, bellyacher, grump, crab, sourpuss, or curmudgeon. If you have a grouch anywhere in your life consider doing one of the following on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
Five favors for the grouch in your life
Flowers. Whether you buy them from the florist or pick wild from the side of the road, the colors and aroma can be pleasing to the senses. The personal effort behind gathering the flowers communicates an investment in the other person’s happiness. Even the grouch wants a friend.
Food. Search the web for a comfort food recipe. Make a dish to share or let the grump eat alone if they insist. Either way, you have provided both comfort and nourishment. If cooking is not a strong suit, consider take-out or dine in at their favorite restaurant.
Fellowship. Give yourself. Find what you have in common and share your stories and your time. Selfless giving has proven positive effects on both the giver and the receiver. It is a win-win.
Fun. Be it board games, card games, a nature walk, or a stroll down main street, show interest by partaking in an activity of the other person's choice.
Forgive. A grouch may be a person who is going through or has been through something difficult. Consider forgiving the bad mood and bad attitude.Focus on the positive aspects of the person.