The happiest people I know are also the most generous people I know. Is that a coincidence? I don’t think so. The world proposes selfishness as the path to happiness. God proposes generosity as the path to happiness. I know many selfish people, but I don’t know any who have a deep and lasting happiness. Selfish people always seem restless and dissatisfied. When I am selfish, I feel restless and dissatisfied. The happiness we experience through selfishness is fleeting because it is dependent on external circumstances. But I also know some very generous people, and their happiness is not dependent on things going their way or on getting what they want; their happiness is rooted in goodness. This happiness, this joy springs up from something that is taking place within them. We are all invited to that life and that happiness, and generosity is one path that leads there.
Generosity is a trademark of the happiest people I know. There is indispensable connection between generosity and happiness.
Now, here is today’s generosity habit.
Bring people together. Bringing people together is always an act of generosity. Put together a list of people you know who bring fabulous energy to any gathering and bring them all together in one place at one time. Host a dinner party, book club, a play date or a picnic in the park. People thrive on connection.
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