Today, we start with this Chinese proverb:
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
I think you know what's coming next. No, I'm not sending you a fortune - I have higher goals for you. You are going to help someone. Big or small, help is help and there are just a bunch of different ways to go about it.
Hold the door open for the man coming in the door with packages.
Tip your waitress too much.
Bag your own groceries.
Read to a kid.
Read to your pet.
Send a donation to your favorite charity. I like Doctors Without Borders.
Listen to the story you've heard your dad tell a million times.
Teach a friend to knit or DJ or change their oil.
Bring delicious coffee to your just-waking-up significant other.
Sing along when they are singing happy birthday to a stranger in the next booth. Applaud.
Do the dishes when it's not your turn.
Let the grey Prius merge in front of you. (Thanks!)
Bake brownies and bring them to that person you know who could use a brownie. You know the one.
(Save one for yourself.)
See you tomorrow.