Uplift everybody and uplift yourself! – Yogi Tea
We seek to maximize our personal happiness and security. And for that reason we can be selfish. Even though happiness lies inside us the path inward might begin out there!
If we spend time thinking of others first, making them happy, giving others hope, pointing out the silver lining to others, then we feel better. A long string of studies including one 2000 person study (referenced in book below) found that ‘acts of altruism—giving to friends and strangers alike—decrease stress and strongly contribute to enhanced mental health’. So let’s make others happy first!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM happy because I make others happy first!