You know how on airplanes they advise that in case of a possible
accident, parents should put on their oxygen masks before they help
their kids? The same thing applies here.
Be kind toward yourself. Really. You can’t give what you don’t have,
right? So go ahead and do the things you love—dance, sing, or paint all
you want. Just enjoy. Then go and spread some happiness around you.
This is the best method ever to make your own day and spread
happiness around to others. Don’t wait to be happy; think of something
good in your life, smile, and see what happens.
Surprise the people you love with flowers, small presents, kind words, help, a hug, or a genuine compliment.
4. Be a hero.
Notice and help someone around you, a perfect stranger.
I’ve just witnessed a hero in action. This homeless-looking guy came
to a café and wanted to buy coffee. All guests and servers looked at him
like he didn’t belong there. As he counted his coins, he quickly
realized that he was short of money.
Before I could say anything, this young guy walked up and paid what
the man was missing. He sat down and enjoyed his coffee. That’s an act
of everyday Superman to me, no?
5. Say something good about someone or something.
Be genuine. This makes you feel good and it’s much better than
gossiping, since you’re spreading positive words and thoughts with the
people around you. Win!
6. Make an effort to have good thoughts.
The thing with our thoughts is that they become words and then
actions, so it’s important we observe them and choose them wisely. Our
thoughts are like flower seeds. They can either spread happiness or
sadness. The choice is ours!
7. Listen with all your attention.
It sounds so easy, yet really few master it. Give your full attention
to the person you’re talking with. It can change your whole view of the
person and vice versa. That makes two happy people!
8. Learn a skill.
Then teach it for free. It could be anything from languages to
cooking. Make it your one-person charity organization. Just don’t tell
anyone. Have fun!
“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” Eleanor Roosevelt