According to Fastcompany’s Shawn Parr, that’s the key equation for personal and corporate happiness.

He expounds this uncommon sense (common grace?) further here, and concludes with these bullets:

  • Say “thank you” often and mean it when you say it – people can tell the difference.
  • Show your gratitude with actions and items of appreciation.
  • Look for new ways to demonstrate generous giving.
  • It’s much more rewarding to give than to receive.
  • Do something specific for people in need at least once a week.
  • Tell the truth always.
  • Do what you say and say what you do.

Seems like a good equation for spiritual happiness too?

Spiritual happiness = Gratitude for Christ’s grace + Generous grace to others + Sincere obedience.

Sound suspiciously like John 14:21?