You can't beat old ideas. Sydney Smith, writer and clergyman, inspired the society of his day by proposing: 'Let us try, each day, to make at least one person happy.'
'This way' he said 'each one of us, in ten years, will have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty people happy.
By the same estimate, we will have brightened an entire small town through our contribution to a remarkable fund, the fund of general enjoyment.'
Smith, who lived from 1771 to 1845 planned to add brightness to a world not always eager to smile and be happy.
Now wouldn't it be an idea to start repeating his idea today?