You may know of several people who have reached the heights of their career, others may have succeeded in acquiring impressive amounts of wealth and so on. However, the real question is -are they really happy?
I was talking to a friend the other day about all the depressing news we were receiving regarding the current COVID pandemic. People all over seem to be losing hope. There has been an increase in the number of suicides, deaths due to heart failure and many more heartbreaking situations. All that got me thinking-Life is so uncertain and with the time we have left, are we all really happy?
I asked myself what makes me happy. Is it money, fame, or something else? I discovered that I am truly happy with the simplest little things in life. Of course, bigger achievements have their share in creating a good life. However, I think happiness comes from something more. You may not have a great deal of money, or you may not have achieved that dream job yet. Still, real happiness is when you remain true to yourself. Inner peace is the only aspect that leaves you feeling satisfied with life. And to get that genuine feeling of happiness, you must stay true to your values and principles. Treat others equally well. Treat them with dignity and respect. You may not receive the exact treatment back, however, in the long run, being honest and true to who you are, keeps you peaceful.
As for me, happiness is watching the rain drizzle down onto the earth, gazing at the beautiful sky as the sun sets, hugging my kids tight and knowing that they are safe. The smile I get when I cook a tasty meal, the excitement on my kids’ face as they describe a new incident at school, the simplest questions like- How was your day, are your feeling okay- and all those wonderful, touching moments that gently tug at my heart. They stay forever in my happy memories box. I hope you all have similar moments that make life worthwhile. Like I always say, stay happy and stay blessed dears 😊
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Treat others equally well. Treat them with dignity and respect. You may not receive the exact treatment back, however, in the long run, being honest and true to who you are, keeps you peaceful.
I love the above paragraph. These days my happiness is sitting in my garden 😀
Thanks, Priya! Great that you find joy in simple things like sitting in your garden 🙂