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Make Someone Happy

“Make someone happy; Make just one someone happy; And you will be happy too.” –Jimmy Durante

Friendliness is something so easy to do, yet how often do we go out of our way to be friendly?  Giving someone a compliment, being polite, holding a door open. These are all acts of kindness that make a huge difference in the lives of the people your being friendly to.

About 2 months ago, I went out of my way to invite a girl from yoga class to coffee.  With each of our schedules, it took us until today to take each other up on the offer.  We did a body pump class (not easy!) at 24hour Fitness and got lunch. It was a lot of fun.  And you know what she told me?  She told me how nice it was that I went out of my way to become friends with her; it really made her day.

By making someone happy, I made a new friend, gym buddy and boogie board companion.  By making someone happy, I made myself happy too.

What can you do to make someone happy today?

 

 

 

 

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Volunteering and the Art of Happiness

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

I’ve never been a big philanthropist.  Horrible as it sounds, my past experiences with volunteering have been scattered, infrequent, and unsatisfying.

Two months ago, I decided to change that.  Where would I have fun volunteering and dedicating time to each week?  I decided upon office work at Team in Training.  I did a race with them three years ago while raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and I was impressed with the organization.

My experiences with TNT have been amazing!  I’m in a great atmosphere full of wonderful people, and they are so grateful for my two hours a week.  I loved it so much, I added two hours a week to the San Diego Art Museum in the store stockroom.  Here I even found a Survivor (the show) buddy.

Try thinking of places you’d love to work or be a part of and see what you can do to volunteer.  Even if it’s just once a month, volunteering is completely worth it. Trust me, you’ll embody happiness through helping others!

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