Today is my 7th day of giving. In some ways, it has been easier than I expected, and in others, much harder. Amazingly, I find that when I'm thinking of giving in some way, I most often end up giving more of two things unintentionally: smiles and time. In the past week, I have been spending so much more time listening, and realizing what a gift it is to someone when they see you place their needs before your own. Seeing the happiness that comes just from being a good friend leads me to be so much happier, and to then be more friendly to everyone I come into contact with. Practicing giving allows me to receive more smiles in return, and to improve my friendships, and I have been in a good mood consistently for days. Spreading happiness is such an easy thing to do, it's a wonder that so many people don't discover the beauty of giving sooner.