Desire a rain shower of joy?  Then do this:  serve someone, greet someone, give up your seat, listen to someone’s story, write a check, pen a letter, give your time, your counsel, and your heart.  Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

I’d like to challenge you to set out to alter the joy level of a hundred people over the next forty days.  Pray for people, serve more, practice patience, and bring out the best in people.  Keep a journal in which you describe the encounter and what you did.

I took the challenge.  The experience was twice as difficult as I imagined but a hundred times more fulfilling than I ever thought it would be.  So, take the happiness challenge, and see if you aren’t the one smiling the most.  This is how happiness happens.