7 May 2022 — HAPPINESS HELD IS THE SEED. HAPPINESS SHARED IS THE FLOWER (Unknown)
A continuation of yesterday’s blog: ‘It’s ’kindness which makes the world go around’. It is much easier to be kind to others, to be unselfish, when one feels happy in one’s self.
Of course, sometimes it is very hard to feel happy if something is troubling us OR if we are low in self esteem and have the feeling that WE DON’T DESERVE THE BEST OR DON’T DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.
But, before we can love another we have to love ourselves. This means forgiving ourselves for not being perfect, for not living up to somebody else's standards and accepting who we are ‘WARTS AND ALL’.
Often when we feel disgruntled and unhappy we find ourselves ‘grumbling mentally’ and finding fault NOT ONLY WITH OURSEVLVES BUT WITH EVERYONE ELSE.
Perhaps the first step to feeling happy is to focus upon the good things in our lives. Even someone who is homeless and reduced to begging on the street has much to be grateful for, if only the kindness showed them by others who stop and speak to them and gives them money.
If the person who receives the money shows his/her gratitude by smiling at the person who has donated it, then the person donating has grown the seed of his or her happiness into a flower which blooms in the heart of the receiver!
PONDER POINTS: on reading this my thoughts were….on reading this ifelt….what I feel about people who are reduced to begging is ….. some people feel they are just lazy rather than unfortunate but what I feel is…