One of the best ways to make your own life happier is to cheer someone else up and to make their life happier.
You simply see it. As the face of a family member, friend or co-worker lights up with joy you feel happier too.
You did something good. You will feel happier because you know deep down that you did a good thing and the right thing. And so your self-esteem will rise too.
You tend to get what you give in life. In the long run – over weeks, months and years – you usually will be treated by others as you treat them. Plus – and this is something I didn’t understand for quite some time – you also tend to treat and think about yourself as you think about and treat other people.
So, how can you cheer someone that is going through a tough time up and make their life happier today?
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
This week many of my readers will celebrate Thanksgiving.
So I thought it would be a good time to share a handful of my favorite tips for making thankfulness a daily part of life.
Because being thankful for what you have is one of the simplest and easiest ways to lift your mood. To give your motivation a jolt. And to live a happier life.
No matter who you are or where you live in the world.