10 Ways to Be a Happier Person for the Rest of Your Life

Healthy LivingJanuary 9, 2013
Practice random acts of kindness
Photo by: Casey Mullins
Practice random acts of kindness
I once had a $20 gift card to Starbucks and when you don't drink coffee, $20 is a lot of hot chocolate. Rather than making myself sick on hot chocolate and caramel apple cider, I bought myself and Addie a hot chocolate and left the gift card with the cashier to pay for the person behind me. I have no idea how far it spread or if it spread at all, but I have to believe that restored at least one person's faith in humanity, even if it was the shocked cashier I left the gift card with. Look for chances to commit random acts of kindness and follow through without any expectation of reward.
Related: #26ActsofKindness: 20 simple things you can do to help others

I'm not a very big fan of specific resolutions on New Year's because I have crashed and burned with so many of them. But being happy? I can manage that one just fine, thank you. I am really happy here at the beginning of 2013, and really my only goal is to end the year just as happy, if not happier. But how does one do that (being happy in today's society is so hard!)? Here are 10 little ways to be happier this year and for the rest of your life. - By Casey Mullins


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