Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be happier in life? Do you really want to succeed in the pursuit of happiness? There is really only one way to increase oneís happiness and it is not difficult at all. Where does real happiness come from? Think of how many people that had it all, money, fame, success and were still not happy. And their lives ended much too soon. Truly, one cannot buy happiness. Happiness is available to all if we know what to do. Those who have really thought about this question have come to realize that happiness isnot a product but a by-product. Happiness is a by-product of doing something else. Think about it! You love to swim and when you swim you are happy and when you donít swim you are not happy. What can you do to that will give you the most and the real happiness? There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving. How much truth is in that statement? Who said this? According to the Bible, it was Jesus that made that statement. You can be happier by doing things for others. What are some things we can do for others that will make us happy? Can you call someone and just ask how they are doing? It only takes a few minutes. Think of the
joy it brings some people to receive an unexpected call from someone that is concerned. Can you visit someone that is sick or someone in the hospital? Just imagine being in pain and lying in bed all day. Then someone shows up and just holds you hand for a minute. Doesnít that make the other person happy? How will you feel at the end of the day when your life is rich in doing things for others and giving of yourself to others? Have you noticed someone having a need that you can help with? It doesnít have to be a big thing. Maybe you can only help partially but to the other person it can mean a lot. Why not see what you can do? Send someone a card showing appreciation for something they have done for you or for someone you know. What are the real benefits of happiness? You will sleep better. You will feel better. Doing good has unexpected surprises and rewards. Your conscience will be more at peace. You will live a more satisfied life. You will smile more. If we make other people happier then we will also be happier. Sow tomatoes and you get tomatoes. Give happiness and receive more happiness in return. It really works that way!