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Dea Rivera
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Marisa
Day 55
Listen to the story was interesting but not my favourite type of meditation
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Adrian
Happiness
I learned that happiness isn’t always getting you can get happiness by giving also
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Mashael
Inspiring
I learned that I need to work more on my self to give others with out any expectations ..
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Kitkat
"There's beauty when you share with the people around you."
True is the saying, "Giving is better than receiving." Why, you might ask. This heartfelt story will tell you why. I learned that the happiness you receive when you give to people who are less fortunate is greater than the happiness you feel when you receive something from someone. Therefore, giving is, indeed, abundantly greater than receiving.
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Lindsay
Take yourself out of yourself
Its easy to get caught up in a cycle of unhappiness when you are constantly focused on yourself. Focusing outwards, to help others, brings perspective and purpose and ultimately, peace and happiness.
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Ana
Sadness
Helping others might bring joy and help the sadness/ emptiness you feel inside because you are bringing joy to others
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Walter J
Being Happy is easy
Happiness is a state of mind that can be easily attained while helping others.
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Kayleigh
True Happiness
In this story, I learned that sometimes happiness comes from making other people happy. Even though money can temporarily make you happy, it will never make you truly happy!
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Riley
Spread Positivity
I learned to try and do something nice for someone every single day, it will make them happy and to see them happy it will make me happy in return.
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Aujah
I learned
I learned that happiness is a choice not a destination. I also learned that making others happy makes you happy. I think I will start doing something nice for someone everyday.
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Jennifer
Kindness
I noticed that you can do one act of kindness everyday, and it will make a huge change in yourself and in the receiver
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Cameron
Happiness and kittens
Today the Universe brought me a story about an older woman who lost her husband and son, who was able to discover the happiness in giving happiness to others. The happiness in sheltering a homeless kitten. The happiness in giving a dzn muffins to her ill neighbor. And the happiness in working as a custodian in a hospital telling stories of discovering happiness to new patients asking the wrong questions in the wrong places.
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Chase
It really works
I learned that opening up and making others happy really does make a difference and that you can not buy happiness happiness comes from the smallest acts of kindness in your life
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Desean
The Pursuit
I learned that our happiness is too dependent on others and material items. The story at first caused me to feel sympathy and general emotions. (giving as a lesson. However, I’ve realized that my goal is not to pursue happiness (which can be influenced by others and/or material items), but to find joy in the garden of myself. Find solace in my own spirit and the power of love over my life. Therefore, my emotions and will be from a place of innocence again and my mind can be open and sympathetic to others and their needs. immovable and I’ll sympathize with the need to help others. Helping others will be my nature; Because I’ll always know there’s a piece of me that’s strong enough to withstand anything.
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Allie
This is sad
THERE IS GREATNESS IN EVERYONE the cleaner was very inspirational
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Mikaela
Preparing to sleep & Thinking about Tomorrow
I learned that I should try and help or make everyone I see tomorrow smile, even if I myself am not feeling happy or upbeat
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Matthew
Awareness of those around me
As I’m mostly house-ridden these days, I strive to stay aware of my wife and children who are with me daily. I TRY to fulfill their needs as I am able. I feel like I fail most of the time, and am constantly letting them down though.😢 I suppose I hope it’s enough for them that I’m here at all since I should have died! I know the long months I was away from home in the hospital after my massive stroke were VERY hard on them all... and I WISH I could somehow make it all up to them!
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Jordelle
Ok
Helped me lose some extra energy might need one more to sleep though
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Devin
Appreciation
As a medical student I spend most of my days doing for others. My attending, my resident, my patients; and it is an incredibly thankless job. Except when it's not. Once in a while I am able to truly make someone happy. Whether it's by tracking down a loved one or a hard to reach consult, sometimes it really is able to make someone's day. And that's when my day is made too; when everything, all this work and all these sleepless nights, becomes worth it.
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Jimm
Happiness
I love that phrase, “There’s beauty in life...” A good reminder, one I’m going to try to think about every day.
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Oliver
Give happiness
Deep down I realise that when I’ve done this, it really does make me happy. It’s easy to get lost and lose focus but equally it’s easy to correct course and remind yourself to be grateful and selfless.
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Amelia
Mary the janitor
I learned that giving to others creates happiness:) I felt a little distracted but I will focus on being in the moment next time
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Taylor
I feel much better :)
Sometimes you just have to calm down and look around you. You might not notice it, but people are struggling right along with you. You are never alone. But you can always help the people around you.
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ariana
OTHERS
I realized that people need other people to be happy. Of course I already knew this. But it is good to refresh your mind.🙂
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Meg
Experience
I learned that you must take things in from others POV and not just your own, and to be kind to others.
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Megan
Review on happiness
I felt moved. Inspired. I want to bake my neighbor some muffins.
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Elise
It’s all about perspective
I’ve heard stories like this before, and each time it causes me to step back and really try to use more empathy in my life. Sometimes it’s not just about yourself, and you honestly have to just reach out to others to find that happiness and inner connection. We’re all essentially just trying to make our way through life the best we can, and giving happiness to others is a mutual benefit to everyone. Spread more joy. <3
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Ken
Try
It really moved me, because while others are struggling more intense things. They’re still finding
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Avery
Happiness
It’s better not to take things for granted and that you have to reach deeper and think of the bigger picture
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Jasmine
I learned fhag
By making others happy, and bringing meaning into the world through helping others, I will find true happiness.
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Julie
Looking Outside Ourselves
Some forms of happiness comes from helping others. Sometimes a smile, a kind word to a stranger, or gifting someone for no reason at all will make someone’s day brighter.
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Adrienne
I loved it!
I think it is so important to remember our roles in life. Above all our role is to serve.
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Matthew
Rerun
I had listened to this sweet little story before, but something had gone amiss at Aura and I wasn't able to make note of it then. It was served to me again this evening; I listened to it again, and am noting my thoughts now. Much of my life has revolved around serving others, it's the way I enjoy living my life, and I'm not likely to.stop this way of life anytime soon! As I reboot my career after my massive stroke, I'm hopeful that my life of service to others may aid me as I rebuild my business network and begin again!
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Aashie.S
Happiness
I felt good listening to that story and serious my minds thoughts just cleared away.
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Lauren
Happiness
Listening to that story made me realize that bringing happiness to others, made you happy as well. It’s crazy how one act of kindness can change somebody else’s day, and yours! I’m going to try to preform an act of kindness each day. I’ll make sure to pay attention to everyone around me. When someone seems sad I could simple go up to them and give them kindness by asking if they needed to talk about it. Or, you could simply compliment them. Or give gifts. Even the littlest actions can change someone’s day. Actually, I know someone who showed an act of kindness & it made my day a lot better. My friend had missed school in the morning for the dentist, and she came back with Starbucks for me and my other friends. Even if she did ask what we wanted the day before, it still makes your day a lot better and sets your mood more positive. I’m going to try to be kind to everyone and fill their days with happiness.
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Joanna
I learned...
I learned that life is beautiful and that we shouldnt wanna take it because everyones life is worth something to there loved one.
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Jada
I leaneed
I learned that by the little things you do in life can change a whole opportunity to another.
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Jay
I remembered
When I used to do community service more often, I used to feel so much joy. In fact, i felt so content while I was on a service trip, I remember laughing in my sleep. Does anyone else do this? It felt so special - like the joy was radiating out of me. I should give back more often. Perhaps I’ll start with my students.
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Linda
Happiness
Now, doing this meditation reminded me what brings me true happiness—doing something kind for others and being kind to my pups. I’m really happy to have finally remembered that! I’ve been so distracted and upset about the awful things going on in our country and how bleak the future looks, I lost sight of the things I should be doing for others. I just bought my little great granddaughter a shirt that says something like “A little kindness can change everything.” I’ll try it.
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Steve
Happiness
Very much appreciated this story. The idea of becoming happier by unselfish actions that make the lives of others better in some way, reminds of the interconnected nature of life and the beauty that lies therein. We need to be grateful for this beauty but we do often forget to recognise it.
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Gail
Share
When you share with others you not only bring happiness to them but you bring happiness to yourself.
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Sam
Wonderful story
Growth through pain and being of service. Seeking help and finding it where you least expect it. So many good take aways.
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Debb
The Gift
The gift of the message in this story is timeless. I shan’t give it away, in hopes that you will be intrigued to take 3 minutes to listen. The story, told by an engaging storyteller, never gets old. Although it’s a timeless message, it’s vital to internalize in today’s world. Who’s around you?
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Cherish
Happiness
In this story, you learn that the more happiness you give to others, the more happy you will become.
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Matthew
One more listen
I believe this is my third time hearing this story. I'm miserably unhappy lately. The weight of my problems is overwhelming me right now. I've been working as hard as I can on what I have been tasked with, but I still feel stuck, and am feeling unhappier lately than I have in quite a while. 😢🥺😭
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Geovana
Happiness
Thank you for this message, I really needed today! Hopefully I’ll become a open, aware person, and I’ll learn how to be nice and to make peoples around me happy as well, by sharing what i am/have. I’m so grateful 🙌🏼
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Susan
Happiness
We find happiness.by giving happiness away. Find ways to bring joy to others and joy will also come to your heart.
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Cookie
Happiness
Happiness is when you treat others with kindness . It comes from the heart
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Teddi
Giving
Giving to others is an important part of my changing mindset.