If you know people who would enjoy The Happiness Project blog, please take a moment to pass them the link. Word of mouth really works, because people respect the opinions of their friends and colleagues.
Now, I know that as good deeds go, this isn’t a particularly lofty or important deed, but still, it’s a nice thing to do.
And it will likely make you feel happier, too. Current research and the wisdom of the ages teaches us that doing good deeds makes us happier, and I’ve been surprised by just how powerful that effect is. It’s really true: a surefire way to get a shot of happiness is to do something to increase the happiness of someone else.
Paradoxically – and this is really worth thinking about – a key way to increase the happiness of other people is to be happy yourself. As Mark Twain said, “Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.” The circularity here is confusing, but worth puzzling over.
Well, I feel a little sheepish making a plea for help with blog promotion, but one of my Secrets of Adulthood is “It’s okay to ask for help,” and now I’m asking.