10 ways to make someone else happy (and, therefore, make yourself happy)!

10 ways to make someone else happy (and, therefore, make yourself happy)!

Happiness isn’t just feeling good; it’s also doing good.

Happiness isn’t just a positive emotion; it’s positive actions that impact positively on others.

So if you want to feel happier, make others happy!

And this great article outlines 10 ways to brighten someone else’s world…

via PsychCentral by Margarita Tartakovsky

Our actions matter. Even the smallest acts can have significant impact, because we have an incredible power that we often forget about: We have the power to brighten someone’s world, in big and small ways. A kind gesture can do everything from make someone smile to soothe their sorrow to restore their faith in humanity.

This might sound dramatic, but it’s true.

Think about how you feel when you’re having a bad day, and a stranger smiles and holds the door for you, or says you can skip ahead of them in line, or buys you a cup of coffee. Think about how you feel after a loved one gives a compliment or listens to you, without interrupting or judging or saying what you should be doing.

As illustrator Emily Coxhead writes in Make Someone Happy: A Creative Journal for Brightening the World Around You“You are one in over 7.4 billion humans on this planet and although you may not be able to change the whole world, you can make a few of those worlds a tiny bit brighter.”

Below are 10 ideas from Coxhead’s journal to try this week…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE