If you want happiness for an hour–take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day–go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month–get married.
If you want happiness for a year–inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime–help others.
I enjoyed this Proverb that contains so many of the things we try
in our pursuit of happiness. Yet the bottom line of the Proverb
reveals what we quickly realize to be true if we review our
happiest moments — we create happiness when we help others. When
we continually give of ourselves, we will be hurt from
time-to-time, but we will also realize very rich rewards–a type of
happiness that can’t be taken away because we know we made a
As you go about your day be observant of opportunities to help
others. Watch how that act of kindness brings an unparalleled joy to
I am never too busy to lend a helping hand.