Do You Know the Term “Brownie Points”?

Brownie points (perhaps best translated in German as “Pluspunkte”) are invisible rewards you earn for doing good deeds. They don’t have monetary value, but they make people like and appreciate you more.

They’re like a pat on the back. Or words of praise.

To earn brownie points, you simply need to be kind and helpful. Do small things to brighten someone’s day, like holding the door open, letting someone go ahead of you in line or offering to help with the groceries.

These small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in our daily lives! You know: Give, and you shall receive.

Here are some examples of how to use the term “brownie points” in a sentence:

  • My husband is working extra late all week to earn brownie points with the boss so he has a better chance of getting a promotion.
  • I’m volunteering my time to help the homeless because it’s the right thing to do. But it’s also nice to earn some brownie points.

So, have you earned any brownie points today?

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