GIVE GIVE GIVE
You know the old saying "It is better to give than to receive?" It is totally true. If we want to be truly happy, we have to get outside of ourselves sometimes and give to those we love or those in need.
I recommend starting with the ones you love because this kills two birds with one stone. It not only fits the mold of giving but also increases the connectedness and happiness of your current relationships which is always happiness inducing!
Some examples of how to give...
-- Make a homemade card for your spouse and list 20 things you love about them.
-- Make your spouse their favorite meal for dinner with an awesome dessert.
-- Give your kids a special prize for being a great kid and making you proud.
-- Call your friend and ask them to come to coffee on you and spoil them with a wonderful dessert and expensive coffee beverage just because.
-- Take your mama some flowers because she gave you life.
-- Show up at your dad's work with a Sears gift card for some new craftsman tools. My dad always loves this!
-- Give your sister a few hours of babysitting a niece or nephew just so they can take a bath by themselves or even go out for a walk or drive.
-- Go to your local food bank and volunteer to give food/clothing out.
-- Go out and shop in preparation for Toys for Tots this Christmas.
-- Go find a bunch of good priced school supplies and give them to a teacher you know who is under appreciated
-- Bag up all of your unused clothing/household goods and give them to the goodwill store nearest you..clears out clutter while helping someone in need.
Sit and pet your dog/cat because they love your attention. Also two-fold since pets lower your blood pressure and help deal with stress
I pray you have a very giving week!