It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Chapter 5, Page 10, Book 20

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.

Lydia M. Child

May 10 th - make someone happy and you will be happy 

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Hellen Keller

Being kind to others can actually make us genuinely happy in a number of different ways. There is a link between and kindness and well being throughout life.  Spending money on others may be more powerful in increasing happiness than spending it on yourself.

Being kind is likely to make someone smile and if you  see that smile for yourself, it might be catchy.  Why not set off a chain of good feelings with a nice surprise for someone.

Doing a kind act to make someone who is sad feel better can also make us feel good because we are putting something right, which in turn improves our mood.

Kindness always comes back around. If you help someone, they will most like help you in the future. Being kind may boost your mood but it is also known the being in a good mood can make you more kind.  

Encouragement and faithfulness demonstrate the value of a friend. Be a friend, its worth the effort.

Martin Murphy


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What comes around goes around. It's an unending circle.

Chatty Crone said...


Mevely317 said...

I love surprises! Actually, surprising someone else -- in a good way, that is.
Yep, it's always worth the effort. Thank YOU for being a friend!

NanaDiana said...

I love both sides of being kind- receiving it and dispensing it. It is the one thing I have tried to instill in my grandchildren..especially with the bullying that goes on in schools be kind because we never know the trials someone might be going through.
Beautiful post! xo Diana

betty said...

Kindness is essential for living a good life. To be kind is a great characteristic to have. It is heartwarming to read stories of the kindness of strangers especially these days!

Happy Mother's Day!


jack69 said...

Oh yes, kindness seems actually to be a growing thing. And YES the smiles are worth the effort anyone takes to do a kindness. I liked Betty's comment. and also Nana's about loving giving and receiving kindness.
Love ya and Happy Mother's day!
Sherry & jack

Buttercup said...

So value all of my friends, near and far. It would be a lonely life without all of you. Take care and happy Mother's Day!


a wonderful post. happy mothers day.