Monday, 12 November 2018

What Makes Us Truly Happy? - Coffee & Conversation



So often these days I read or hear about people blogging or writing or just sharing on Facebook or Twitter about how we need to concentrate on what makes US happy.

The focus is on the person themselves, they must always be the most important person in their own lives, they must always come first.





This is not what I have experienced as I have gone through life and I am not young so I have had many years of getting to know what makes me happy and it is not putting all the emphasis on myself.


Indeed I believe that if we only think of ourselves then we will never be truly happy.



If we only think of ourselves we will never be truly happy.


Of course I am very happy that I have friends and a husband who make me laugh and smile.  

BUT

I am also very happy when I can be instrumental in helping others to laugh and smile.  


Thinking about this I thought I could make just a few suggestions of extremely easy ways in which any of us can help to put a smile on someone else's face, to bring them a little happiness.


Some ideas that came to mind were:

  • Invite them for coffee or a meal.
  • Bake a cake or cookies or buns to share with them.
  • Send them a card.
  • Write them a letter or email them.
  • Visit them.
  • Take time to talk to them or listen to them.
  • Send them a picture (just for them) by email or text.
  • Phone them 

And let's not forget the people we may be meeting for the first time
  • Make them feel welcome when they are around you
  • Simply say hello and smile at them.






Why not go out and simply say hello and smile, it wont hurt you and it might put a smile on someone else's face.


Then when it puts a smile on their face it will put a smile on yours as well.


Why do I say this?

BECAUSE

I am very happy that I have friends and a husband who make me laugh and smile. 



And because I believe that the instructions we have in the Bible are for our good and the good of others.







DON'T FORGET!

Why not go out and simply say hello and smile, it wont hurt us and it might put a smile on someone else's face.




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