HAPPINESS FOR SALE

Published on MikeGhouse.net, by Mike Ghouse, December 31,2007.

A sale transaction requires consideration for exchange of products and services. The consideration in buying happiness is your effort. Happiness is on Sale, it is on sale, because the effort required is minimal against the gain. Though a lopsided transaction, the supply is plentiful and does not take away anything from anyone but enrich every one with a heart felt smile.

Remember the last time you helped someone? You got some one up when he or she fell and you were thanked profusely for that act of kindness, do you recall that joy? You were beaming and your fellow workers and friends wanted to know what it was; you humbly shared the small experience.

Do you recall the twinkle in your eyes and wanted to praise those two that made the national news recently? When a man fell on the tract in New York subway, the other man jumped to save his life risking his own. Then a Bangladeshi student stood up against the bullies who beat up the subway passengers who wished Happy Hanukkah to that bully …

… I buy happiness at every nook and corner; it is very satisfying to see other people in their full human form when they give their beautiful smile. A genuine smile is the most beautiful thing on the earth, nothing compares to it.

Every day, you have those opportunities. Make an effort in doing things for others and see how easy it is to be happy.

Here are a few thoughts for you to ponder:

  • Push yourselves to be prejudice free against people from every meeting, incident, TV shows, and work or news items that you come across;
  • Find excuses to greet other people and wish them well, don’t worry what they think of you, just do it and see the response and counter response;
  • Work on bringing humility and fight off every thought and action that gives you the idea that your race, faith, nation, culture, language or life style is superior to others;
  • Commit to yourselves that your words and actions do not flare up conflicts, but mitigate the;
  • Commit yourselves that you are going to do your share of living for others, for starters one hour a week will enrich you with joy.

It does not take any money; it is your goodwill that brings you the joy. It is yours to keep and is on sale. (full text).

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