When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.\r\n\r\nBeing in a community, from a scientific perspective, we are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.\r\n\r\n[gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="14,11"]\r\n\r\nThis got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it\u2019s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.\r\nEvery successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.\r\nSolitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n[gallery size="full" columns="2" link="file" ids="16,9"]\r\n\r\nWhen you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. \u00a0Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.