The Ultimate Purpose
Why are we here? Well there are probably a thousand reasons such as to make a living, to have a family, to succeed in our chosen profession or job, to look after our parents, to learn, to teach, to travel, to smile, to laugh but I have found that there is one true purpose that seems more relevant than all of these things and that is to help other people.
Of course we need to look after those that are close to us first of all but if there is time left that can be spent on helping other people. It can be as simple as helping someone cross the road, giving someone directions, offering a lift, helping with shopping, being a listening ear in times of stress, cutting the lawn, painting a fence, but whatever it is it will make a significant difference to that person and funnily enough it will make you feel happy too. A simple act of kindness can make the world of difference to someone else but it will make your world seem different.
So if you want to increase your happiness, help someone today, tomorrow, and the next day if you can.