STOP AND THINK – Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people brings happiness. (Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People)
What Kushner wrote emphasizes that happiness is not something that we can attain by serving ourselves or seeking to satisfy our personal desires. Rather, it is to be found in serving others, looking out for their best. We may risk being hurt when we try to help someone else, but if we can positively impact another, we will find great personal joy.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)