There is a special happiness and contentment that comes from putting others and their needs above your own. When you’re doing something kind for someone, it doesn’t just benefit them, it also benefits you. The happiness that comes through kind and caring and generous actions is not a light or frivolous satisfaction or pleasure; it’s a much deeper feeling of fulfillment. You are letting My Spirit of love into the world around you, into the lives of others, and into your own life.
Where love is at work, there I am at work. It’s human nature to look out for yourself first, to be selfish, even demanding, and to expect to be treated well by others before you treat them well. But it is My way to give. Doing something kind and generous for someone else often takes effort, and yet each time you do it, you realize that it’s the best way to live. It’s all about noticing others, appreciating them, looking not just at them but into them.
Look for ways to make someone else’s day or week a little brighter, a little more enjoyable, a little more relaxing, a little more fun, a little less stressful, a little less burdened, a little less weary, a little less limiting. As you do, you’re making your own day or week the same. Look for Me in others, and let them see Me in you too.