Do You Make Other People Happy?

Posted March 3, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Wandering over to The Women on the Web, I was happy to find author Gretchen Rubin is contributing there. Rubin is the renowned author of “The Happiness Project”, and a foremost expert on happiness, specifically happiness in women. Her article at WOWOWOW contends that happy people….wait for it….make other people happy. A simple, but novel concept.

I can’t help but hearken back to Elle Woods and the notion that, “happy people just don’t kill their husbands.” Pretty in pink, maybe, but probably true. Women who make their husbands happy, according to Gretchen Rubin, are probably happy themselves. They are fun to be around. They attract people. They create communities that induce happiness.

Read Gretchen Rubin’s full article at WOWOWOW by clicking here. Then, come back and tell me this, are you the type of person who makes other people happy? And do you think that makes you happy?

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."