Make it a point to look out for the smiles, the joy and the gay abandon with which people live their lives and you would find that happiness is there everywhere. Happiness has no boundaries, no barriers and certainly no preconditions. Happiness is an integral part of us that has to be discovered, nurtured and nourished by a liberal dose of positive attitude, right thinking and a large and grateful heart.
Give your spontaneous yes or no answers to the following 3 questions and you will have an idea of your happiness quotient
- Are you happy to be alive?
- Are you ready to die?
- Do you have any regrets?
If you have regrets you cannot be happy. However you can make an attempt to address your regret at the earliest if that is possible. (E.g. you regret the intemperate language and nasty behavior displayed in a fit of rage towards an elderly relative. If the person can be contacted do express your apologies and seek pardon and the regret is over) Else decide not to let the regret be an emotional Damocles sword over your naturally cheerful self. (E.g. of the concerned person in the scenario described earlier is no longer alive brooding over that regret merely pricks the bubble of your natural happiness)
If you are not ready to die, it simply means you have a lot of craving left yet; be it for material wealth, personal relationships and personal aspirations. Of course, the young readers would be upset that no allowance is made for their dreams and aspirations but the focus is actually on ones sense of fulfillment experienced in the life lead so far. (E.g. if you are given just a month more to live by your doctor, no matter what your age, would feel that month too short a time?)
If you say a resounding YES to life and continue to eagerly look forward to each morning it merely reinforces the reality that you are one lucky happy soul.
Can you find something to be happy about in the following situations?
- You have failed an exam
- You wallet has been robbed during rush hour commuting
- You are denied a seat in an international flight because the flight was overbooked.
- You have been given a pink slip as an unfortunate victim of downsizing
- You discover that your best friend has betrayed your trust and let you down.
Do enjoy the video of the Man who has no hands, no legs and shares his happiness. To view it please click on the following link http://www.youtube.com/embed/da5QQSxSsGY
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