Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Helping Makes Happy

27 Days to a Happy Mom - Day 20

Helping other people makes me happy.  It helps most people feel more happy.  I think it has something to do with forgetting our own troubles for a while as we focus on another person.  And the satisfaction we get when someone else feels better.  After all, it was none other than Disney who had a mission statement of simply "Make people happy."

Oprah tells us that research has "consistently found that performing acts of kindness is highly correlated with increased happiness."  University outreach programs tout service's ability to "help us connect with others" - and improves our satisfaction in life.

I wonder if someone will pay me good money to figure that one out?  :-)

Just for today... Find a way to help someone, and especially serve someone with whom you can build or strengthen a relationship.

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