Happy Moments

(Book cover from The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama)

All week I am surrounded by many people. So, every Saturday morning after a good workout at the gym, I like escaping all by myself to an early movie.

Last week I saw The Town–good job starring and directing Mr. Ben Affleck. After leaving the theater, there was a burn victim begging at the entrance of the theater.

At first, I went by without stopping (my first thought was: how convenient that he’s waiting outside the theater). But then, I came back and handed him a $20 bill.

You would have thought I had given him a million dollars!

What struck me as odd was how great I felt after doing that small act of kindness. I truly felt a sense of happiness that I carried with me for the rest of the day.

It set the tone for the rest of my week by making me stop and truly take in the many happy moments we often take for granted.

By actively concentrating on good deeds and good news, I think it’s a great way to encourage happiness in our lives.

So, this week please share any or all happy moments, good deeds or good news that has happened recently in your life.

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