Discovery of Happiness
drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went
for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.‖
He then said: ―Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position
in soc iety are the cups. They are just tools to hold and conta in Life, and the type of cup
we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by
concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.
God brews the coffee, not the cups . . . Enjoy your coffee!‖
The happiest people don't have the best of eve rything. The y just make the best of
As an Adult
For adults, achieving something professiona lly or getting a promotion or
completing an important project in time and being complimented by the boss are some of
the examples of causing happiness. Success of children is another area that makes them
proud and happy.
Let us look honestly at our own life. Are our days and nights spent doing things
that are meaningful and make us smile? Or do we spend the majority of our time doing
things that are wasteful? When our life is over, will we wish we had spent our time
differently? If we had only few years to live, what would we change?
Are we happy? Is there something we think needs to happen before we can be
happy? Are we sure that if that something occurred, we would truly be happy then?
Would it be enough? Looking back at our life would we be able to state that we have
allowed ourselves to enjoy many moments. If yes then we have lived a good life.
Adult life is full of worries and tensions, praises and criticisms, rewards and
punishments, successes and failures and periods of good health and sickness. Just
examine each of them, ignore the trivial and analyse the important ones to enable you to
learn from the possible mistakes and you will find ways and means to avoid mistakes and
repeat the success stories in future thus making you happier. Be prepared for failures but
do not give up an effort if you think it will make you more satisfied and happy.