Making Others Happy - Yashraj Sharma

  "True happiness comes only by making others happy."

- David O. Mckay

Happiness. What is happiness? How do we get happiness? What do we need to do to obtain happiness? Well, the answer to all these questions is a simple one. By making others happy. The feeling of contentment we get by bringing a smile on anyone's face by our actions is the greatest triumph of our lives.

Let me apprise you about a sweet incident which my father and I experienced.
A few months ago, my father and I went to the grocery store to buy some vegetables when we came across an underprivileged girl about 8 years old walking on a rocky road barefoot. I saw her and sank away in pity, watching her. I pleaded to my father to do something; he had an idea to buy her a pair of slippers. We talked to her and took her to the nearest shop and bought slippers for her. The moment she actually realized what we gave her, a 20,000-watt smile on her face made my day. That day I couldn't resist and took a picture of her with her new pair of slippers.

Whenever I see her walk by us, I get reminded of her broad smile and get quite ecstatic. By this, the thing I learn is that "Happiness is rather contagious."

With this moral, I am reminded of another one of my experiences. A person I want to tell you about is Doctor Nana. I call him Nana because he is my uncle from my maternal side. Well, by now, you already know that he is a doctor. Since my mother's old school days, he has given our whole family very effective cure remedies for many illnesses' cures. But, I admire most about him because he always has a cheery good smile on his face no matter how tense the situation may be. Also, whenever I fall ill, and he comes to give us the remedy, half my illness is already cured, seeing his confident body language and his " no - worries smile."

So, in the end, I would like to give you a message. If you genuinely want to be happy, try doing something that brings an automatic smile on someone's face, which again, after all, means that happiness is instead a chain reaction.

Yashraj Sharma
Grade VII
Gyanshree School

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