When I ask people, “What makes you happy?”. Some tell me…by listening to music, playing video games and
other activities that keep them happy. Some have also replied that they sit back, close their eyes and flashback to the happy memories of their life.
Remember…Nobody can make you happy until you are happy with yourself first. Even if things aren’t going your way, try to smile at the small things of happiness and remind yourself that time keeps changing. Always remember –
After every dark night comes a glorious morning of a new day.
– Sunday Adelaja
In most of the cases, you will find me with a blank face, devoid of a smile or any kind of emotions. I am lost in my own world of work. In that situation, if someone comes and greets me with a smiling face. I don’t know from where do I get all the positive vibes and I switch over to a ‘smiling state’. Yes, I reply back with a smiling face. That’s the power of one smile. Today, I am going to share a life experience with you…
It dates back to Diwali 2011-2012. I was a regular listener of a radio show, ‘Dilse’ (now Direct Dilse). Mr Jimmy Tangree, the host of the show requested the listeners to contribute towards a chocolate distribution drive. It was meant for the street children – a Diwali gift for them. Luckily, I got the opportunity to be a part of the distribution team. We visited various locations in the city of Kolkata. The smiles that we saw on their faces while distributing chocolates – was priceless. It moved me. The smiling faces touched my heart. Perhaps, it was for the first time…when I realised the meaning of happiness in the true sense.
Friends…we all know that greed can never be satisfied. But, this incident made me greedy. The greed of seeing others happy. Whenever I get an opportunity to help someone, I try my best to help that person to see a smile on that person’s face. When I am successful, my greed increases and I eagerly wait for another opportunity to make someone smile. It’s their smile that adds a smile to my face and makes me feel happy.
So, what makes you feel happy? Do let me know via comments.