ASptil 5, 2019
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I really like the happy people I know. Their upbeat behavior is infectious. I find that these are folks that really like others. One thing they have in common is their helping others. I wonder sometimes if some of their happiness comes from doing something for others or if their helpfulness is because the are so upbeat. In any case I am glad they do what they do.
Henrik Edberg wrote an article on the secrets of happiness, here is an excerpt from the article that I especially like.
Help someone else find happiness
This is certainly one of the most popular ideas about happiness. And it might sound cliched and empty. But it works very well. When you make someone else happy by, for example, helping them with something – you can sense, see, feel and hear it. And that happy feeling flows back to you. And then, if you’d like, you can boost you own ego by thinking something like: “Wow, I really made him/her happy!”.
And since the Law of Reciprocity is strong there is another upside. People will feel like giving back to you. Or they might feel like helping/sharing it with someone else. And so the two or more of you keep spreading the happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
True Tombstone Inscriptions
Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
Born 1903-Died 1942
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.
On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
The Good Die Young.
In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays The Kid.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.
Everyone hates me because I’m paranoid.
Morris went to his lawyer and told him, “My neighbor owes me $500 and he doesn’t want to pay up. What should I do?”
“Do you have any proof?” asked the lawyer.
“Nope,” Morris replied.
“Okay, then write him a nasty letter asking him for the $1000 he owes you,” said the lawyer.
“But it’s only $500,” Morris insisted.
“Precisely. That’s what he will reply and we will then have the proof we need to nail him.”
Why be difficult? Put some effort in and be impossible.
Two Cajun commercial fishermen, Boudreaux & Thibodeaux went out in the Gulf of Mexico fishing. They were gone a couple of months. On their return, they noticed a Taco Bell had been built while they were away.
Boudreaux turns to Thibodeaux and says, “Look at dat, we not gone no time and dem Mexicans done come over here & built a telephone company!”
A woman who dresses to kill probably cooks the same way.
The fourth-grade class was studying the development of the auto industry. The teacher had emphasized the role played by Henry Ford, whose assembly lines decreased production costs. At the end of the unit, she gave a test including the question: “What did Henry Ford invent that made buying a car more affordable?”
One of the brightest students in the class wrote: “0% financing.”
“I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death.”
My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods. We’ve discovered that when I’m in a good mood, it turns green. When I’m in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his forehead. Maybe next time he’ll buy me a diamond.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
– Susan J. Bissonette
A mother mouse was out for a stroll with her babies when she spotted a cat crouched behind a bush. She watched the cat, and the cat watched the mice.
Mother mouse barked fiercely, “Woof, woof, woof!” The cat was so terrified that it ran for it’s life.
Mother mouse turned to her babies and said, “Now, do you understand the value of a second language?”
I don’t think you can feel a sense of entitlement and still be happy. Happiness always comes from feeling that you’ve been blessed.
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