>> Sunday, January 4, 2009

Let’s play a game!

Are you ready?

Considering the current world population, can you take a wild guess on how many people are happy?

“Standard of living has increased dramatically and happiness has increased not at all, and in some cases has diminished slightly.”

Indeed, true happiness is elusive. Most people continue to look for happiness but fail to find it. Even the great achievers, the wealthy, and most powerful people on earth have been striving for it, yet many failed to have it. Is happiness impossible to achieve?
Happiness is not impossible to attain. Didn’t we feel ecstatic when we were promoted? How about when we got our first paycheck? Didn’t we feel happy while in a loving relationship? How about the first time when we cradled our child in our arms? How about being in the company of close friends? It might have been a long time ago and we totally forgot that once in our life we have experienced moments of happiness.

Why is happiness so elusive for most people? Could it be that we have been looking for happiness at the wrong places? Is it possible that we have the wrong concept of happiness?

We are in control of our own happiness as only we can decide what to think and feel. As Helen Keller said, “Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” be continued...


  © Blogger templates Sunset by 2008

Back to TOP