What will make us happy?

The world is so full of a number of things,

I’m sure we should all be as happy as Kings.

– R.L. Stevenson

Happiness is not an elusive thing.  I see people who seem to be having every happiness in the world, still being morose and sad.  Whereas, people with very limited means seem to be very happy.  Life will not always be a ‘bed of roses’,  Some thorns along the way are important to appreciate the ‘bed of roses’.  To understand the brightness of the day, the darkness of the night is important.  It is the tough times which we face, that will make us appreciate the happy times.  So, what is it that will make us happy?

Many times, it is the simple things in everyday life, like watching your child just go about his daily activities, throwing tantrums, asking questions, seeing them grow.  I am always amazed at what the kids bring up.

Happiness is the new buds I see on my plants, the new leaf sprouting.  Happiness is when I am lazing around the house  or  fitting into an old pair of jeans.

Our  achievements at workplace also make me very happy.  An appreciative comment on my blog, a new follower, a new friend request gladden my heart.

If you are still feeling down,  try helping out someone else.  It will surely give immense satisfaction and happiness.  Help out a neighbor by baby-sitting for them once a while.  Give a seat on a public transport to a senior citizen.  Share a gift with a loved one or call up someone you have been ignoring for lack of time.

Some happiness is momentary like giving into a craving for a pastry.  But, that is something I don’t like to go in for and later feel bad about it.

If all else fails, think of happy memories as the famous ‘Sound of Music’ song says,

‘When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad’

Today is Day2 of the Write Tribe’s 7 Days To Rediscovering Your Blogging Groove. And today we are answering a question.