How to Find Happiness
seeks happiness, it's true,
But finding it and keeping it seems difficult to do.
Difficult because we
think that happiness is found
Only in the places where wealth and fame abound-
And so we go on searching
in "palaces of pleasure"
Seeking recognition and monetary treasure.
Unaware that happiness is
just "a state of mind"
Within reach of everyone who takes time to be kind.
For in making others
happy we will be happy, too.
For the happiness you give away returns to "shine on you."
Helen Steiner Rice
being nicer than you need to be
and in The Circle of Giving.