Other people are an antidote to the downs of life. Research shows that acting with kindness is the most reliable way to increase well-being. Do one wholly unexpected kind thing today and tomorrow. You are already doing basic door holding and seat giving, I am sure. Go further. When people are ill, bereaved or in trouble they feel harassed when well meaning people ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ Don’t ask, just leave a meal on their doorstep, help with their taxes or mow their lawn. Then pretend the elves did it.