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Here’s where your happiness has been hiding

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photo credit: madamenoire.com

 

A friend shared this powerful story with me yesterday and I thought I should share it with you. Of course there’s joy in sharing. If you’re reading this just to find where your happiness has been hiding – congratulations, you have just found it!

Here’s the story. Read and share your thoughts!

“Once, a group of 50 people were attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and began 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!”

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  1. Hannah says

    We must learn to show happiness to others, that way we get our happiness. That’s fulfillment. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Emekatalks says

      I absolutely agree with you,Hannah. like Mark Twain once said “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” thanks for reading :)

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