Helping bring more happiness to others can really make the world a better place. On today’s show, we are going to discuss what is that cause of happiness in others and how you can help.
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Episode 2884 Cause Of Happiness In Others
[00:00:05] Good morning and welcome to MorningCoach today. I am so glad you’re with us. As you know, my name is J.B. Glossinger, and this is your personal evolution system, the place to get your day started right. Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’m so glad you’re with me today. It’s a great day to be alive. It’s a Thursday. I hope you are going after it and taking it on. A lot of great things happening here at MorningCoach. As you know, we’re getting this message out.
[00:00:38] I have to tell you, I was broken up again by an e-mail that I got from a, from a lady that’s been listening for years out of Puerto Rico. Thank you so much for sending that e-mail. I know English isn’t your first language. I understood everything you sent, and really I just, it just brought me to tears. And I appreciate you being with me every day, being here. And that’s why we’re here. Because we got to keep the belief level high. We all got to stick together in this. And we’ve got to continue moving forward. Every once in a while I will get those e-mails of people that, you know, life hasn’t turned out the way they thought that, they thought it was going to be. And, you know, they’re here listening. You’re here listening because you need the energy. And, you know, my life hasn’t turned out exactly the way that I thought it was. I’ve had the ups and downs. You know, the Sisyphus, the whole, I believe it’s a Greek myth where, you know, he would push the boulder up the mountain. If you remember the Greek myth of Sisyphus. I can’t speak with my dental issues right now, but he pushes the boulder up the hill and every time, right when he gets to the top, it rolls back down, and he’s doomed to do that every day the rest of his life. And a lot of times I feel like I live that life sometimes. And I know there’s a lot of people going out there, you know, with challenges and just stick with it. And I love those e-mails when I get them, you know, and I know who you are and, believe me, you may not think, you know, I keep track of who’s involved and who’s doing what. But I do. I, I’m with you, you know? And we got to stick together.
[00:02:16] And one of the things that we need to do is, you know, focus on creating more happiness for others in our lives. And I want to talk about that today. I want to talk about the cause of happiness in others. Because if we can bring just a little more happiness to someone’s life, I really feel we are doing our job. If we could end suffering a little bit for another. We are, We are, we are, we are doing our job. And just as we send energy out to those in Texas who are fighting it, in Louisiana who are fighting that hurricane and getting through those issues. There are a lot of people struggling with a lot of different issues. And we’re, we’re, we’re there for you. And we have people that are doing really good. And you know what? That’s great. We’re there for you too. And it’s, you know, all the different life experiences that are going on, you know, we’re going through them for a reason and we just have to get through those things. Ok? But again, like I said, I was all broken up and Pullar normally doesn’t get too broken up. She’s like the strong one. I’m the one that cries in movies, you know, and man, I tell you what, when I get some of those e-mails. Even for her, you know. It was tough for her. She had to, she had to get up from the computer, and she just said “what you’re, what you’re doing is good,” you know. And it’s just, I just, I don’t, you know, I thank you for being here. Because people need us, right? And they need to be with us today.
[00:03:42] So, we’re going to get into that topic today. A little emotional morning with the e-mails that have come in. But, but, again, I know you’re there, and we’re with you. All right? So, today’s topic is about causing the happiness in others. And like I said, we’ve got a job to do. I mean, let’s get out there and make the world a better place. People need us. And the way we do that is we understand the depth of giving. We understand the depth of love. We understand the depth of happiness and the depth of joy, which we talked about, you know, the last few days. And I got a story for you out of one of my books. And I have some old books. I mean, books that are old library books that I’ve purchased in the past on stories for speakers, and different books that I’ve gotten, you know, to come up with content to help, you know, bring some things to MorningCoach. And one of the stories stuck out to me when I was researching happiness this week, and it was a story I want to tell you. And it really kind of puts us on the path of what we should do in order to create the cause and bring happiness to others. OK?
[00:04:47] So, let me read this to you. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts.” OK? Just let me repeat that. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts,” commented William Lyon Phelps. “Those who decide to use leisure,” our times we relax, “as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.” So let me read that again. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts,” commented William Lyon Phillips. “Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
[00:05:53] And so, if you listen to me any, any amount of time you know I will say that boredom is a sin. That there is absolutely no reason that we should be bored today with all the wonderful things that we can learn. And according to this, like, just listening, it’s that using that time, that leisure time when you start to get bored, as mental development to find good music, to find good books, to find good pictures, to get around good company, to love good conversation, to continue to learn and educate helps you bring happiness. And not only that, you are the cause of happiness in others. So this is just another testament to what we do here at MorningCoach that we need to continue to learn, that we need to continue to get interesting, to continue to give people hope. To give people joy in their life. You know, I think about one of the guys that I golf with, and I haven’t golfed with him in a while, and I was just thinking about him the other day. And, you know, whenever he’s around… His name is Larry Belak, and Larry is just like one of the nicest guys in the world and he brings joy. I mean, Larry is one of those guys that knows everything about wine. Like everything. And he’s not a wine snob. We’ve heard that term, right? Like somebody who knows everything. “I got to drink the best.” No. He just knows everything about it. And it’s so much fun to be around him because he knows wine, he knows food, he knows all those things. And when you’re around him like, you know, I actually text him, “Larry, you know, what kind of wine do I need for this?” And it’s just fun and how’d he develop that knowledge? In his leisure time. That’s his thing. He really, he really loves wine. We have another guy, Tommy Bergamot. He’s another really nice guy, and he just knows everything about food. And he’s fun to be around with because he’s going to order you the best stuff and bring you the best stuff. And you know you’re going to get this great food.
[00:07:41] And so, you know, when you have knowledge in these other areas, you bring happiness to others because you’re learning and you’re giving. Because the true secret, and this is what we’re getting to, is to give. And there’s an old Chinese saying that goes like this, “If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. And if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing. Happiness is found in helping others.
[00:08:19] So if you want happiness for a lifetime, help others. So how do you do that? You gain knowledge. You get that ILD life going. You don’t always have to sell. You don’t always have to do things, you know, for revenue. It’s my business to help people, you know, so I do sell, but we also, you know, put MorningCoach out there. We’re actually bringing some sponsors on to help us get this message out more. Right? We’ve got a new one coming, I’m excited to announce here real soon.
[00:08:46] But at the end of a day, you just, you give, also. Right? You give because of the knowledge that you have. And it allows me to give when I need to give because there are people that need this. And there are people that I can’t coach because my coaching is too expensive, and I have very limited time. There are people that I can’t reach because they don’t have the resources. And so that’s why I changed this year with MorningCoach, decided to get this out. There are people that can’t take my courses. And I get it, because they’re struggling right now, but they can at least get with me everyday, and I can help them. And so, the idea is we’ve got to start to give. And how do we give? We add value. We go through that ILD course. We learn how to give value, and we start to give more. And that’s going to bring us happiness.
[00:09:30] So, a couple of quotes today to take with you because I just loved this. And, you know, I’ve got some kinship to St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is… I’ve got statues in my office… a couple of them, and I just, you know, I have this kindred with animals, and it is a spiritual connection with St. Francis. And St. Francis says this, “For it is in giving that we receive.” For it is in giving that we receive. How do we give? Well, we’ve got to have something to give, and that’s what we talked about. This idea that we talked about at the beginning, you know, that when we can use that mental development to find good music, good books, good ideas, good thoughts then, all of a sudden, we have more to give. OK? We have more to give.
[00:10:14] Winston Churchill said this, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. That is awesome.
[00:10:27] And Goldie Hawn, the actress, says this, “Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose driven life, you’re a happier person.
[00:10:39] And I go back to Andrew Carnegie- and other people say Andrew Carnegie but it’s really pronounced Carnegie- and I think about him, and he built everything to give it away. And he actually said that “the man who dies rich, dies disgraced.” Meaning, you know, you have to give it all away. That you are getting giving your wealth, giving it away. Right? That’s the key thing, that you aren’t keeping it. That your whole purpose is to give wealth away. So it goes back to this idea of, you know, happiness is really about giving, and it’s about putting it out there.
[00:11:14] Leo Tolstoy said, “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” And when we start to get this at this higher level, we start to recognize that that is what creates and is the cause of happiness in others. So how do we do that? How do we serve humanity? Well, we do as William Lyon Phelps says. We decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, and we decide to love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation.
[00:11:44] And as we bring that back and we bring that in, we start to create more happiness in it for ourselves and others. Specifically when we give, as Andrew Carnegie tells us. We need to give. We need to give of our life. We need to give. Now, I will tell you this, that I’m probably preaching to the choir. That most of us here at MorningCoach give and give and give and sometimes give too much, right? I don’t think you can ever out-give God. You can never out-give the universe.
[00:12:10] But you also have to receive. And I will tell you that, that part of the cycle of happiness is receiving. Let your thank you be the thank you. Let people give you things. Just don’t take, you know, just don’t allow yourself to be the only giver. Because, remember, look at what we’re learning. The secret of happiness is helping others. It’s about giving. Right? So, when you don’t allow yourself to be helped, when you don’t allow yourself to take the gifts, gift, when you don’t allow somebody to buy you dinner, what are you doing? You’re taking away their happiness.
[00:12:44] Now, just think about that for a minute. Because if you’re anything like me, I resist anybody giving me anything. I just always have. And it’s been a struggle. But now I realize from a metaphysical, you know, position that by pushing them away and not allowing them to give me whatever it is they want to give me, I am hurting their happiness. I am hurting their ability to be. They’re doing it for themselves. Let them be happy. Let them give you the gift. It’s so important. OK? Making money is happiness, making other people happy, it means, making other people happy is super happiness. And that’s by Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Muhammad Yunus. Again, he says, “Making money is happiness. Making other people happy is a super happiness.” And so, again, the cause of happiness in others is what? Is our ability to give something of value, to help someone, to bring something into their life, to add a little bit of enrichment into their life can make all the difference.
[00:13:47] You know, I study a lot of different people. I go back to find out who had influence in the world, and one of the people that I study is Johnny Carson. Depending on your age, you may remember Johnny Carson, and maybe you don’t, but Johnny Carson’s one of the Tonight Show hosts. And, you know, I grew up, he was literally, in the ’70s, in the ’80s, in the ’80s he could get a President elected. That’s how powerful Johnny Carson was. He had so much influence with the show. And his whole idea, his whole concept was if he could provide an escape for people to give them a little bit of enjoyment, a little bit of knowledge, a little bit of refreshment every day, then he could really help them. And he gained so much influence like I said, that he literally could just do what he did at the height of his power and get a President elected. And how did he do it? By helping others. And you could think about Oprah the same way. Oprah did the same thing. Put together the programs to help others, to put energy out there.
[00:14:43] So let’s focus on happiness today, but not only that. Let’s focus on the cause of happiness in others. And how do we do that? We expand our minds, we get a little more disciplined, and use our leisure time for our mental development, for our personal development. And you’re doing it right here, and we’re doing it together. So I love you. OK. Let’s go make it happen. Let’s put it out there. Tomorrow we’re going to talk about “does money buy happiness?” That’s going to be a good one. We’re going to discuss that. We’re gonna have some fun, but today, we’re going to go out and be the cause of happiness to others together. OK? So let’s go do it, and I will be back with you right here tomorrow MorningCoach.com.