money buys happiness

Maybe I should rephrase that, but on First Friday I bought a moment of happiness with money. And nothing illegal took place and it only cost me a dollar.

Someone was feeling down and feeling the economic pinch. I remembered reading that giving away money actually made people happier so I decided to do some guerrilla philanthropy.

We argued  about the single dollar, and eventually pushed it off and I walked away with a smile. The caveat was that this person also had to give it away and their report was that giving away a buck made them happy too. Unfortunately it sorta stopped there as it went promptly into a tip jar.