I have this weird thing I like to do.
In Facebook there is this strange little application (among exactly 9,458 others) you can add to your page. It's called "send good karma" and I added it months ago when a friend spammed me on a list. You earn points when you send people good karma, and you can use those points to "purchase" different types of good karma to send to people--things like health, prosperity, love, and wisdom. You can send it to your friends and you can send it to strangers. You can also put out a general request to all good karma users for a specific type of karma you want.
At first I was amused by this ability to send and receive good karma to and from strangers. Then, as I started reading the reasons people listed as to why they'd requested a good karma, I was touched.
Take love for example. People give responses to the prompt, "I ask for this karma because..." such as these below:
"...because I have been unlucky in love lately."
"...because I feel like love is something for other people and not for me."
"...because I am lonely."
"...because the one person who loved me is no longer in my life."
It's true that I'm a sucker for sad bastard stories and this has been pointed out to me by more than one person. But after reading these responses, I started sending "Love" to every stranger I could. (Am I, like, a good karma whore?)
Then I tested it for myself. I typed the reason I was requesting the good karma of "love" be sent to me:
"...because sometimes I am afraid I only have a limited supply of it."
I started getting "love" and encouraging, supportive messages from people all over the globe. Somehow I never get tired of them. This application really cheers me up.