Making Others Happy - Anvesha Rana
"The Happiest People are the ones who make others happy."
We all constantly wish to be happy, but do we know how to attain it or is it just a state of euphoria we are running after? We need riches to satisfy our greed, but not our happiness. Happiness can be even ensured by a meal, a gesture or a smile but what matters the most is that you are aware of what makes you happy. Happiness is not an extreme feeling that may appear in a rare situation; it may be as subtle as your smile when you discern the blossoming flowers in your garden, or it may be a state of gaiety while riding up a roller coaster ride. Happiness has many faces; it is up to us to seek the right one.
As humans, one of our traits has always been to be self-centralized, but sometimes we need to step away from the centre and see the scene from a spectator's perspective. The agony of the common masses can change the ideology of a man; when we have so much but are still not happy whereas they are satisfied with the little they have, then we understand the true worth of happiness. Our happiness is nothing compared to theirs, but all we can do is make them happy.
Some extraordinary people who paved the path for others to be happy are Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin. Walt Disney is not merely a name. It has been a hope for people anticipating a joyful day, his contributions have been cherished through generations, and his works have lit up smiles on millions of faces. Charlie Chaplin was another cause for the ringing laughter of many. His distinctive yet humorous style had been admired worldwide, and his playfulness with pain made him an exceptional actor and a humble human being.
All of us have our own unique ways to be happy, it may be by cooking a meal, going on a shopping spree or simply spending time alone. We can be satisfied, but the greater joy lies in making others happy. For instance, when I used to call my cousin to wish her on Christmas, this year I went the extra mile to make her a card and send it by post all the way to her home. Her smile was worth the effort, and the satisfaction I received after her response cannot be accurately described in a few words.
The Beauty of Life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you...