I heard someone say, “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, win the lottery but if you want happiness for a lifetime, be good to people.”
Being good to people doesn’t mean you “sacrifice your happiness to keep someone else happy “. If being good to people doesn’t make you happy you ain’t doing good. Sometimes we ought to make sacrifices for a friend, family or just anybody,my point is,don’t let these seasonal sacrifices turn out to be a lifetime duty turning you into a crouch for those whom these sacrifices are made.
Being good to people is a part of what makes us human. You can’t be good to everyone but you can be good to those that have been put in your life (family, friends, coworkers, neighbors etcetera).
Being good to people is contagious eg, a coffee shop owner told how a lady came into her shop bought her coffee and that of the person behind her(a total stranger) and when the owner told the one behind our lady, he said”well,let me pay for the person behind me”. This continued for two hours over eighty customers. Dear,being good to people is contagious.
Finally if you want happiness for a lifetime,make it a goal to be good to at least one person everyday. I think we could start changing the world from here.