A professor gave a balloon to each of his students, and instructed them to inflate their balloon, write their name on it and throw it into the hallway. He then went into the hallway and mixed up all the balloons.
The students were given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no one found their balloon.
At that point the porfessor told the students to take the first balloon they found and hand it to the person whose name was written on it. Within 5 minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The professor said to the students: “These balloons are like happiness. We will never find it if everyone is looking for their own. But if we care about other people’s happiness…we’ll find ours too!”
Reflection Question: Can you recall a time when you did something for someone else and it brought you great happiness?