People whose help you need vs. people who would appreciate your help
Things you haven’t achieved vs. successes you’ve been fortunate to have been part of
People who are richer than you vs. people whose financial needs are much greater
What you are upset about vs. what you are thankful for
There are always 2 kinds of lists. The first kind is the “get” list – described best by want, desire, and comparisons. The second is the “give” list – described largely by perspective and gratitude.
The “get” list seems to work great for the short term. The happiness that comes with it, however, isn’t happiness. All you get are fleeting moments of joy. The “give” list, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to do much for you for the longest time. Until it does.
The best part? You get to pick.