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Happiness and Giving the Right Gift

A gift of the heart is a gift of happiness

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Gifts properly given bring happiness to giver and receiver alike.

Gifts improperly given create resentment and shame.

Therefore, be thoughtful and careful in what and how you give.



Receiving gifts graciously is a gift to the giver.

Graciousness is a gift of the heart.

A gift of the heart is a gift of happiness.



Others become happy when you show them appreciation.



Being cherished is a source of supreme happiness.



You are most happy when you act upon compassionate feelings.



When your heart has been opened, happiness is infinite.


Arthur Dobrin, D.S.W., teaches applied ethics at Hofstra University. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than twenty books.


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