Friday, December 26, 2014
You're BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, HILARIOUS, AMAZING
Make someone smile.
We all know that paying someone a compliment can brighten their day. Now research shows it can do the same for yours.
When it come to random acts of kindness, there's a surprisingly simple way to maximize the positivity-for both giver and receiver. Researchers from the University of Houston gave some subjects the general goal to "make someone happy," while another group was tasked with the specific directive to "make someone smile." Those with the more specific goal reported the highest increase in happiness: Just giving a small gift, or offering kind words, did the trick. "You're happier when you know you've met your goal," says lead study author Melanie Rudd, Ph.D. "When you're trying to make someone smile, the evidence is right there on a person's face." So flattery can get you everywhere, including your own happy place.
(From Self Magazine)