A while back a friend came to the house with an iPhone, and all the contacts and email had been deleted. She was fit to be tied. I tried a quick fix.
I added and removed the nefarious email account in question. I watched as the emotions flashed across her face, as all her contacts, and email reappeared. For a moment I was weightless.
It was not a large effort on my part, but I felt helpful.
There are times when I am able to be helpful and give however I can. I feel like the happiness boost can last for days.
- Why does it feel so good to be kind to others?
- How does one cultivate the warm kind smiling part of ourselves?
- Is it true that gratitude and compassion are actually the ingredients to happiness?
It turns out science has a simple explanation for this, and for many it will seem to simple, and be dismissed.
Watch this 4:00 minute video from Amit Sood M.D. and tell me if you feel inspired like I did.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.
William E. Gladstone