One of the ways I've worked on Get Happy! is to volunteer my time with Hands On Greater Portland. In my opinion, finding rewards that are non-monetary is a big component of finding the Happy! in life. Here is a great example:
I helped paint an elementary school a couple of weeks ago. Two hours of my life, one ruined pair of jeans, and in the end I was fully satisfied with knowing I'd helped make so many kids' days literally brighter by covering dingy walls with fresh white glossiness. I didn't need anything else.
Then this came in the mail yesterday:
This simple construction paper card proves that investing in someone else's Happy! only helps to elevate your own. And right now, I'm overwhelmed with it.