STOP AND THINK – Try to make at least one person happy every day. … If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. (Lawrence G. Lovasik, in a Catholic missionary society)

How much more pleasant life would be if we all followed this suggestion. Lovasik goes on to say, “Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” If we can’t think in those long-range terms, let’s just take one day at a time. Who can I speak to today to brighten up his or her life, even if just for a moment?

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live (Ecclesiastes 3:12).