Many routine actions that we do every day can be elevated by focusing on more elevated thoughts.
For example, when you go shopping for your family, focus on the fact that you are doing an act of kindness. Or, when you say good morning to someone, focus on the fact that you are giving him a blessing. If someone asks you to pass the salt, realize you are doing an act of kindness.
Focusing in this way will increase your level of joy, and increase your desire to do more good deeds.
(see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.103)
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