This might go down as the shortest post I’ve ever written. I’m writing it because it occurred to me that there are several moments a day when I think about doing something nice for someone and then I just don’t do it. Maybe I get distracted. Maybe I tell myself that the person I want to help doesn’t really want my help. Maybe I get busy. Maybe I think that the whole idea is just a waste of time.
But it’s never a waste of time, right? (Or is it? What’s your take?)
I’d like you to think of at least one person–your spouse, a friend, a colleague, a parent, a child, a stranger–who might be in dire need of a happiness transplant. Then do something kind for that person. You might do something huge. You might do something small. Just do something. Don’t stop yourself. Don’t talk yourself out of it.
Then leave a comment and tell me how it went.
Three people who comment will receive free copies of Project: Happily Ever After. I will choose the winning comments randomly. You have til midnight EST Friday. Go forth and be the happiness in someone else’s day.
Note: Lillian won the August Reader of the Month. Congrats to you Lillian!
A professional journalist, Alisa Bowman is the author of Project: Happily Ever After, a memoir of how she saved her marriage, and coauthor of Pitch Perfect, a must-read if you've ever had a sense of dread tie up your insides before a speech, presentation, or conversation. If you enjoyed this post, you will no doubt love her updates on Facebook and Twitter.