Giving to positive relationships is one of the strongest indicators of happiness. It is not about what you get from those relationships, but what you give to them. Spending time with friends and family and appreciating what they bring into your life will make you happier. The key is to focus on what you can bring to the relationship rather sitting back and waiting for someone else to make you happy. Trying giving 100% to your relationships and expecting nothing in return. More than likely they will return the favor, but even if they don’t, the feelings of satisfaction and contentment that come from giving authentically of yourself will provide lasting happiness.
Focus on what you can give to your relationships instead of what you will get and not only will the other people in your life be happier, but so will you.