“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
   — Buddha

It costs nothing to share happiness with others.

Isn’t it funny that we have no problem calling a friend when we are sad or lonely or in need of reassurance, but we hesitate to begin with happiness and simply say, “I’m having a great day today and wanted to call and say hello.”

I have very little time to type here today, so I’ll be brief.  If you are having a rough time, be sure to call a friend — that’s part of what we do for one another.  If you know a friend who is having some struggles, and you are having a good day, pick up the phone and give them a ring — maybe you can be a listening ear and make a difference.  But let’s add one more scenario to the life equation:

If you are feeling on top of the world and blessed with abundance and experiencing joy, call a friend who feels the same way and watch your candles burn together and create a bonfire.  It will fill you up, make you grateful, and undoubtedly warm people all around you.

It costs nothing to share happiness.  When it touches sorrow, the sorrow is diminished; and when it touches other happiness all the good things are multiplied.