What makes you happy?

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

The first day of Spring is the perfect way to celebrate the International Day of Happiness! Yes that exist. 

Happy International Day of Happiness Yall!

Last Friday while watching our daily fix of Netflix we stumbled across a movie called “Happy”. I would highly recommend this movie! It started with questioning people on the street, what does happiness mean to them? People answered with the usual, money, good job, family, friends, etc.  Towards the end of the movie, they shared a story about a man who basically gave up everything to volunteer as a care taker at a hospital in India. I love the quote by the man stating the nature of his existence, “My life is a loan from God, and I’m paying it back with interest.”

Let me ask you the same question, what makes you happy? 

Volunteering makes me happy. Doing a good deed for someone makes me happy. Making someone happy makes me happy, is that weird? The quote above from Anne Frank gives me inspiration. Giving is not only about material resources but of time and knowledge as well. 

To keep me sane (or I think), I manage a few projects on a volunteer basis. I enjoy doing this so much that I have sacrificed my free time after work to complete these projects. This makes me happy, so why not right? My favorite campaigns that I volunteer for are focused on children literacy and global poverty. 

Be sure to also check out this article! The 8 Things the Happiest People Do Every Day

What good deed have you done lately?


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