Happiness, Kindness & Surprise

Happiness, Kindness & Surprise

happiness, alive day

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ~ Plato

Well after having returned from my annual vacation to the desert, I came home wondering what to write about, searching my mind for a way to express the calm and comfort I feel each year after this trip.  Then, while watching a TV show I saw an interaction between two characters that solved this little issue for me, so today we are going to talk briefly about taking action for happiness.

I try not to be too philosophical in this blog and write about ways in which you can act to help you have a happier and fuller life, today is no exception.  As we have talked about before, very often it is taking action to help others that rewards us with some of our best moments in life.  It makes us feel good, to make someone else feel good.

So today I’m asking that you not only do something nice for someone else but that you make it a surprise and take no credit for it.  So, take a minute and think hard, is their someone you work with who constantly complains about the lack of good coffee?  Is it the first week of school, maybe your kid could bring the teacher a little present?  Take someone, anyone, surprise them with a little something nice with no thought of return.  Who knows, maybe it will spur the beginnings of a gift economy in your life, a life where people share freely with no expectation of return.  Give it a try and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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