“Life was much happier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits”
Happiness is a gift, not a commodity. We should find happiness even in the small things which we take for granted-a smile, a wave, a pat on the back, a warm hug, a kiss, a helping hand, a promise kept, a phone call from your long lost friend, giving surprises and so on. Every new day holds out a chance to make a new beginning. Even the poor has the ability to cultivate and share happiness. Ultimately, it’s all in the mind, right? At school, I remember sitting at my study to mug up formulas for Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Product as the same was a sure question for Economics paper. I was astonished to realize that Thailand publishes Gross National Happiness (GNH) figures?Australia, Canada and China are also in the same path.Curious to know how the same is being calculated, though.
When we can decide how to respond to situations that we confront, when we can choose what to see and hear, when we are responsible for our happiness and unhappiness, should we not be focusing on happiness and not the lack of it? We cannot control how others react. But we definitely can be in charge of how we react to the same. Lets respond with love and calmness. Lets spread the life’s greatest gift- Happiness to all surrounding us and in turn be joyful by inculcating positive feelings in their hearts. Let us sweep the toxic waste of hatred, anger, jealousy and petty disappointments from our life and ensure that flowers of love and peace bloom in our hearts.Let me recollect what Mata Amritanandhamayi once preached in a Sat sung which I happened to listen to when broadcasted in Amrita TV ” 80-90% of the events that we encounter is well within our control. Worrying about the remaining 10-20 % leads us to nowhere but UNHAPPINESS and stress “. So please take out few minutes from your busy schedule to re look into yourselves as to whether we are leading our life in the right direction.
The Vedas uphold Self as a Lotus which growing in muddy waters, which rises above the mud and blooms into a beautiful flower. Let us cultivate positive people and avoid toxic individuals. We are given only one mind,body and soul. So lets take care of it and enjoy the same to the fullest.