Find Happiness By Giving Happiness.

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  • Author Lance Beggs
  • Published November 5, 2005
  • Word count 470

Have you ever heard this quote?

“There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three

things we crave most in life- happiness, freedom, and peace of

mind- are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

It’s so true, isn’t it? I don’t know who it was who first said

those wise words (if you do know then please tell me), but I

have no doubt they lived a very happy life, because they have

discovered one of the secrets to happiness.

In fact, the secret to success in all endeavours is found in

this quote. No matter what you desire, give first and you will


If you want to receive love, then give love. Not exclusively to

one person, but to everyone and everything. Express love to your

life, your circumstances, your friends and family, and even the

people you pass in the street. If you love all, you will

receive love back, and you’ll become the kind of person who

attracts that special person, and those special relationships,

and a life of blissful love.

If you want to get rich then don’t do it through the

dog-eat-dog world of competition and win-lose deals. Give

increased value to others. Wallace D. Wattles talks about this

in his book Science Of Getting Rich better than anyone else

I’ve come across (see the Resources Page on my website to get a

free copy). You get rich by providing more in use-value than the

cash-value you receive. You get rich through co-operation rather

than competition. You get rich through providing win-win deals.

You get rich through providing others with the opportunities to

improve their own lives. Once again, give and you will receive

so much more back.

The same applies to happiness. If you want to be happy, give


Turn your focus around. It’s not all about you. Look out into

the world and find opportunities to give happiness.

James Matthew Barrie said, “Those who bring sunshine to the

lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

The great Mark Twain said, “The best way to cheer yourself up

is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

Give happiness and you will get happiness. It’s the only way.

Who can you make happy today?

Who can you go and see, just to hang out together?

Who can you phone to tell them you miss them?

It doesn’t take much. Smile to someone who is feeling down.

Hold a door open for someone behind you. Compliment someone on

their clothing. Thank someone for a job well done at work.

Happiness is so easy. Just give it to someone else, and you’ll

find more than enough is magically left behind for you.

Give happiness. Be happy. And smile!

Lance Beggs

Lance Beggs is the author of "How to be Happy

Now". His mission is to help others live a life of meaning, love

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Stacey · 10 years ago
Wouldn't that be grand if all did give as well as take in life. We even have to pay people to give now, just to process the orders of taking. lol. I think people do not give mostly because of trust issues. They feel hurt by things in their life and then do no longer feel the need to trust or value others. It becomes then a vicious cycle that never ends but instead just turns into prejudice and judgment. Let's hope that happiness is easy for people to give and enjoy for the future, otherwise things will remain the same. Lovely and uplifting article. Something that a lot of people definately need to read and ponder over.

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