Sometimes life is a little confusing and tiring. But we all have little tips and tricks that make us happy. Listed here are just a handful of tips and reminders that I think can make anyone's life better, even if only for a moment. And that's what really matters- the little things.

1. Smile at strangers.

2. If you have siblings, get to know their significant others.

Your opinion may matter more than you think it does, trust me.

3. Don't litter.

The environment is something we need to protect, and it needs as much help as we can give it.

4. Learn to change a tire.

You never know when you or someone else will need it.

5. You are less of what you say, and more of what you do. Be kind.

Your words do affect people, but the saying "actions speak louder than words" is a popular saying for a reason.

6. Ask for advice when you're lost.

I don't just mean directionally, either. If you don't know what you're doing or you feel really down, ask for help. Most people will feel honored that you asked.

7. Don't just listen to reply, listen to understand.

Obviously, try and keep the conversation going. But if you listen only to respond, are you actually hearing what they're saying?

8. It's okay to do things by yourself.

Dinner, movies, concerts, dancing, singing. Literally anything. It may feel awkward, but getting to know yourself is important. You're the only human that you will ever spend 100% of your time with.

9. Always thank the host of any event you go to.

More effort may go into the event than you realize.

10. Know how to cook.

At least one meal. You never know when you'll need it for a date or for your boss, or just to feed yourself.

11. Don't ever ask a woman if she's pregnant.

Just... don't. No matter how confident you are.

12. It's never too late to apologize.

No matter who or what for. And if they don't accept your apology or extend forgiveness, wash your hands of it and move on.

13. Don't pose for pictures with alcohol.

Just as a general rule of thumb.

14. Assume all guns are loaded.

Even if someone says it's not. Even your parents.

15. Don't ever lie to your doctor.

Even if you're into illegal drugs, mention it- especially when it comes to surgery. Drugs often don't mix with other drugs (i.e. anesthesia).

16. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

By "it", I mean anything others enjoy that you find weird.

17. And if you're not gonna try it, don't crush someone's excitement over something.

Maybe someone really likes some band or a video game. If they're excited about it, don't speak negatively about it. It's really disheartening. Just think how you would feel.

18. If you're entrusted with a secret, keep it.

You'd be surprised how thankful people will be for it.

19. Make the little things count.

No matter what, find what makes you happy and stick to it.