Monday, August 9, 2010

HAPPINESS IS...

This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained
to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning.

So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness.
The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors.
The counselor then said to the rich lady"I'm going to ask Mary here
to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her."

So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:
"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later
my only son was killed by a car.

I had nobody... I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat,
I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life.

Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work.
Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided
to let the kitten in. I got it some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean.

Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and for the first time in months,
I smiled.

Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile,
maybe doing something for people could make me happy.
So the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor
who was sick in bed.

Every day I tried to do something nice for someone.
It made me so happy to see them happy.

Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats
better than I do.

I've found happiness, by giving it to others."

When she heard that the rich lady cried.
She had everything that money could buy, but
she had lost the things which money cannot buy.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living
every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

4 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

This post must have please our friend, that cat in sydney..
you are right.. almost every available religion teaches abour charity, giving looking after parent (FILIAL PIETY) etcetera.. Our Malaysiaon cultures also teaches us to share.. Sad to say, greed has won the day for some of us.

Tiger said...

99.9% of people never realise that happiness is within.
I have a sister who is never happy because she is never satisfied with what she has, therefore as long as she hankers for more, it will always be a moving goalpost for her.

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Saudara Wan Sharif

I am not sure of Cat-in-Sydney knows about this blog.

Thank you so much for sharing your observations so candidly and honestly.

May the Almighty illuminate our minds, even that of those who are greedy that they can live uprightly.

Take care and have a great week!

Salam

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Tiger

Many thanks for sharing so honestly. Actually, I have met many people like that and when I share with them my views, I have been criticized for being too simple etc etc..

To each his own...Ultimately, our own happiness is ours to find, treasure and share.

Take care and have a blessed week!