Merely meeting a ball with your racket or bat causes it merely to drop straight down.
Stop asking yourself whether a recipient is happier or unhappier than you are. Unhappiness should not be a prerequisite to kindness.
Guaranteed, whoever you’re giving an affirmation, a donation or a leg up has some kind of unhappiness in their own life you yourself wouldn’t even want to have to deal with.
Just try asking them once.