The quest for happiness!

              Think of a baby.
What makes the baby happy? It’s mother’s warmth? A smile? Somebody
playing with it? Yes, these things do make it happy. Now moving on, as
the child grows the things that make it happy change. Chocolates and
toys take the cake. As we grow up,the way we perceive happiness changes.
As teenagers it’s mobiles, hang outs and crushes (Oh yeah, add Facebook
to that list), as youngsters it’s jobs and pay packages. Most of it is
material. We depend on things, we depend on people to make us happy.For a
farmer, the rain brings joy. But the same rain, when it becomes a flood
brings him misery. In the world as a whole certain things that make one
happy are bound to make others sad. Happiness is relative my friend.
              
But though there are things that make us happy, we’re still in search
of happiness. Our appetite for happiness seems to be unsatiable. The
chocolates, toys, mobiles, hangouts, crushes and money may bring us
happiness but temporary. The feeling of joy lasts as long as the object
of joy is with us and then it vanishes. And in our search for bigger
joys, we fail to recognize the little things in life that bring us joy,
that give us genuine happiness. Happiness that can be savoured every
moment of our lives.
                Imagine doing a good deed
without expecting anything in return. How will that feel? Don’t you feel
happy if people appreciate the work that you do? Or imagine talking and
being with your friends, enjoying, drowned in that moment of bliss. Or
think about lying on your mother’s lap, without a care or worry.Don’t
these things make one happy?
If we want to be sad about things, we
have many chances. And more often than not we take those chances to be
sad. But along with all the negatives, there are positives. The only
problem is that we have tuned our minds to look at the negatives so much
that we fail to recognize the positives.
                 Life’s
short to be filled with regrets. Everyday is a new opportunity, a new
beginning. We can make it what we want to make it. We are the masters of
our happiness and we can choose to live in joy or gloom. Choice is
yours my friend! The quest for happiness never ends, but don’t forget to
look at the clues that lead to little joys along the journey!

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