Bring Happiness to Others

This week’s quote is from Sir James Matthew Barrie who was the Scottish author who created Peter Pan. Barrie found delight in bringing joy to others, regaling his friends and family with made-up stories from a young age.

A specific line of his which I like is:

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

It’s a poetic expansion on the popular “it’s better to give than to receive.”
When you have the privilege of doing something great for someone else, to see the joy in their face, and to know that you’ve brought happiness into their life it’s impossible not to feel some of that joy yourself. It’s an instant pick-me-up.

So if you feel as if you’re needing a bit more happiness in your life, go “bring sunshine” into the life of someone else, and feel it shine on you as well.

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