This posting will certainly be less impassioned then my last but perhaps simpler and more useful.  Sometimes the greatest wisdom is in the simplest notions–we just have to be aware and recognize it.

I reading from the research literature on positive psychology, I came upon the discussion on how to increase the happiness of those in the study.  The correlation between all aspects of healing and happiness is unequivocal.

The simple but profound ‘discovery’ was to encourage individuals to perform random acts of kindness. In other words, make someone happy and you will instantly feel better yourself. 

I was immediately reminded of the lyrics [which I Googled ] from Jimmy Durante’s song in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

Make someone happy
Make just one someone happy,
Make just one heart the heart your sing to
One smile that lights when it nears you
One girl you’re ev’rything to
Fame if you win it,
Comes and goes in a minute
Where’s the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer
Someone to love is the answer
Once you’ve found her, build your world around her
Make someone happy
Make just one someone happy
And you’ll be happy too

The power of these words is in their truth. Compassion and kindness to every sentient [feeling]  being on the planet is the ultimate prescription for healing.

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