STOP AND THINK – In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. (Karl Reiland, 20th century Episcopalian clergyman)

No doubt, you can be happy all by yourself. Being alone can be a great time for rest and meditation. But when you move out into the world in service to others, the happiness quotient seems to increase. Time alone can be used to prepare ourselves and to plan how to best serve others. Serving others has double benefit—theirs and ours.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. (1 Peter 4:10)