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Life As a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Simply Making Someone's Day

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Go Ahead, Make My Day Make someone's day, and you'll make your own - that's the principal behind David Wagner's book Life As A Daymaker: How to Change the World Simply by Making Someone's Day. Wagner poses one questions: "Why have random acts of kindness when you have intentional acts of goodwill?" Life As A daymaker offers wealth of oppertunities to spread cheer, ...more
Hardcover, 125 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Jodere Group (first published December 1st 2001)
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Jul 24, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
A woman at a spa in Denver gave this book to me and my husband when we were treating our niece and nephew to massages after they'd spent 15 days backpacking with Outward Bound. She said she thought we were "daymakers." And she certainly was by giving us this book, as well as other kindnesses that day, such as picking us up from the hotel and driving us to the spa.

The premise of this book is simple: be a "Daymaker" by being kind. Make someone's day. That's it! But it's super powerful. Hair stylis
Aug 08, 2008 Debra rated it it was amazing
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.--Edmund Burke
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Oct 06, 2011 Karl Groll rated it it was ok
The following quotes are taken from Life as a Daymaker, by David Wagner. Page numbers are provided from the hardcover published by Jodere Group in 2003, ISBN: 1-58872-075-6


You have not lived a perfect day until you have done something for someone without expecting them to repay you. We can experience the best in life by Daymaking. 8


Every three months I write down all the things I dream of being, doing, and having. Sometimes, I come up with 50 things, other times 150. Over the years, I have
Dec 29, 2012 Joyce rated it it was ok
From book: Hairdresser David Wagner, a self-proclaimed "Daymaker," explains how he helped prevent the suicide of one his clients by just spending an hour chatting with her and making her feel good about herself. In this book, he admonishes readers to become Daymakers themselves by sharing their time with those in need of kindness.
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Mar 07, 2015 Laura Rasmussen rated it really liked it
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This book embodies all of the things I believe in: kindness, love, tolerance. A Daymaker is someone who changes the life of someone else for the better - even if it's just for a moment in a day. Making someone's day not only benefits the recipient; it also benefits the Daymaker.
Feb 29, 2008 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned I've been employing many of these principles for years, too. It was nice to have them validated. I also realized we followed quite the same path--within blocks of each other in downtown Mpls. in the 1970s.
Apr 04, 2009 Lorann added it
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to be happier and make a difference
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This is the book I was hoping "What Would Buddha Do?" was going to be... Filled with helpful advice, anecdotes and common sense. And best of all it is written by a local author - David Wagner - founder of the JUUT Salons.
Sep 13, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
Easy, quick, read. I heard the author speak and really enjoyed him and his story. His book is a lot of what he spoke about, but still enjoyed reading it. Plus, what a great idea, being a daymaker, making people's day!
Jan 26, 2009 Erica rated it it was amazing
A great book - quick and inspiring read!

On another note, David Wagner owns Juut Salons in MN, which I discovered over the holidays this year and love!
Apr 09, 2014 nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

loved everything about this book. it was an easy read that kept me engaged the entire time. Truly life changing.
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Great, Positive inspiration! Go out and make someone's day, everyday!
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A little cheesy but generally good.
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very motivating, and uplifting! Everyone should read this book!!
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“Remember that just so much are you adding to the pleasure or misery of other people’s days… Whether each day of your life shall give happiness or suffering rests with yourself. – George Merriam” 0 likes
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