Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Every living creature wants to be happy. Whether it is money, power or any relationship, you get into it for the sake of happiness. Some people even enjoy misery because it gives them happiness !

To be happy, we seek something. But despite getting it, we are not happy. A school-going boy may think that if he goes to college, he will be more independent, free and therefore happy. If you ask a college-going boy whether he is happy, he feels that if he gets a job, he will be happy. Talk to somebody who is settled in their job or business, you already know what he will say! He is waiting to get a perfect soul mate, to be happy. He gets a soul mate, but he now wants a kid to be happy. Ask those who have children if they are happy. How can they relax until the children have grown up and have had a good education and are on their own. Ask those who are retired, are they happy? They long for the days when they were younger.

All of one's life is spent in preparing to be happy someday in the future. It's like making a bed all night, but having no time to sleep.

How many minutes, hours and days have we spent our life being happy from within - Those are the only moments you have really lived life. Those were perhaps the days when you were a small kid, completely blissful and happy or a few moments when you were surfing, swimming or sailing or on a mountain top, living in the present and enjoying it.

There are two ways of looking at life. One is thinking that, "I'll
be happy after achieving a certain objective." The second is saying that "I am happy come what may!"

Which one do you want to live?


gulnaz said...

that is a simple lesson but very few people seem to know it.
happiness is more about a determination to be happy. the big events in our life just by the nature of them being 'big events' are going to be few and far in between. so if we dont learn to be happy with the many that we have everyday...we will never be happy.

a wonderful thought provoking post

Noushy Syah said...

Hi Samrina,

The best way to ensure happiness is to cultivate flexibility and creativity, despite limitations!!

Do visits me again!

Noushy Syah said...

Your entry inspired me to write an entry on happiness is abt choices.., in my perspectives...have a peep!


Janice Thomson said...

You are so right Samrina...there is more than enough happiness in the moment of now. As you pointed out if waiting till later, we get the shock of still not being happy. This really boils down to appreciating what we have right now.

samrina said...

Gulnaz... thanks a lot dear for stopping by and adding your views to the post. Hope to see you around :)

Noushy... i m glad you liked my post, sure i would love too read your's as well. Thanks for dropping by :)

Janice... you described it in a much better way. Thanks for your words here :)

Take care

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

The second sounds better, but it's so tempting to live with the first.


"Be Happy, Come What May!"



drips of paint said...

Hi Samrina

//All of one's life is spent in preparing to be happy someday in the future. It's like making a bed all night, but having no time to sleep.//

So well put....I feel so tired sometimes because of not enough "sleep"

I say too "come what may"

Please be happy my dear friend!

david santos said...

Hi Samrina,

I love this work, best.

Thank you

samrina said...

Andrew... thanks for sharing your views here :)

Snake Hunters... nice choice, i guess all wanna live with the second option though it's hard sometimes. Thanks for stopping by :)

Tim... thanks a lot dear your words always boost my morale, nice choice by the way. May God always keep you happy too. Take good care of yourself and try to have complete sleep. Keep smiling :)

David... glad that you visited and liked the post. Hope to see you around :)

Take care

Ashish said...

Excellent post. And also very true. I prefer second way...come what may. and thats why I am rarely tense.

Kuan Gung said...

I like the happy what may cling is to never be happy...

Id it is said...

Happiness is afterall a state of mind and one can will it to be...
see the glass as half full.
A heartening post samrina.

samrina said...

Ashish... nice choice, thnx for stopping by :)

Kuan Gung... true, glad to hear from you after such a long time :)

Id It Is... thanks a lot dear for sharing your views here. Hope to see around :)

Take care all.

Noushy Syah said...

Samrina..updates!! hehhehe...I've link you..

samrina said...

Noushy... thanks dear for adding me on in your list :) Sorry i was bit busy anyhow as per your order I have updated my blog today lol hope you gonna like it :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care