Happiness

I saw this this morning on Facebook. It does have a good lesson it for our lives.

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started      giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were                  collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

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4 thoughts on “Happiness”

  1. I actually feel the opposite. I feel happiness comes from within and to connecting to our spirituality…for me that is God. I can’t look for happiness outside myself first, it has to come from within and then I can give it.

    1. I can totally agree with that… but we also need to be not totally wrapped up within ourselves that we forget others. I find that the closer I get to God, the happier I am.

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