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How do we come to know what happiness is? We seek it and we do so among ourselves as human beings and not as if it was a pot of gold at the end of the proverbial rainbow.

I believe that if you want to see a happy person, you will observe them building happinesssomething with his hands, writing a song, educating another, gardening or writing. I do not believe that they will be searching for happiness because he would have become aware that he is happy just living the course of a 24-hour day and doing so for others.

You see, if we live only for ourselves we endanger ourselves with boredom and repetition in our lives and more so because we are not fulfilling our life’s purpose, helping and giving to others and to life.

When we give of ourselves in some form to our fellow man, we then learn what it is to actually live. A truly happy individual is always the optimist, which includes social responsibility, courage and objectivity. This to me is the golden way of life and of a satisfying life.

What is this service that I speak of though? What does it mean?

It is an attitude that makes each of us aware, at all times, of what the needs and desires of others are. We respond to these needs and desires of others just as we respond to our own.

Look at some of our greatest leaders; they have been servant-leaders. These individuals nurture all others, empower others, modeling real humility with a vision and a purpose and they do so without promoting the self.

If we think about it, one of the most crucial questions in our lives is what and who we each serve and why. This one question is at the very core of our life’s purpose and is the bedrock of all of our world’s religions.

What do you do for the service of others? Think on this tonight as you go to bed.

Goodnight and God bless each of you and all of those to whom you are each connected to.

Thine own wish, I wish each to thee!

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