1856 - 1915
If you are feeling depressed and out of sorts, commit an act of kindness for a stranger. Or feed the homeless. Or mow the lawn of a neighbor. Or invite a grieving friend to dinner. The act of helping others is one of the most powerful things we can do to increase our happiness. Many writers and painters are often so busy with their own problems that they forget about the world around them. If you want to solve your problems, help others solve theirs. Give the gift of your time, your kindness, your love.