Thank you, Charley Willey for doing the math. Caring and kindness count. Just making one person happy each day will add up to thousands of happy people in a lifetime.
For those following Buddha's teachings, spreading metta, goodwill and loving kindness, is one of the 10 paramis, the qualities of perfection developed over many lifetimes.
"Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds," Buddha said.
The best way to spread happiness is to show genuine concern for others. Put yourself in their shoes, try to understand where they're coming from. Every person has a point of view. Listen for a change. Understand and validate.
“Real unselfishness," observed writer George Santayana, "consists in sharing the interest of others."
Miriam, a faithful dailycelebrations.com user in New Orleans, mailed me the gift of a hand-made journal a few weeks ago which featured quotations and thoughts from this website. Her initiative was a wonderful, unexpected kindness that made me SO happy.
Spread your light. And here's a little shameless self-promotion: Share Daily Celebrations.
What are you waiting for? As Dr. Frank Crane urged: "The Golden Rule is of no use whatsoever unless you realize that it is your move."
Happiness is an inside job.