“Happiness is … ”
IBMC #10, called ‘The Happiness Challenge‘ asked me to complete the sentence and grow it, keeping it to a maximum of five hundred words or less. For me, it was really introspective to delve into what constitutes happiness and what I jotted down that day is given below:
Happiness is like a rainbow; it has various shades, all at the same time, yet so beautiful.
Happiness is in that pure melody that rings in your ears, goes down to your stomach and spreads on your face like a glow.
Happiness is in spreading smiles, not just by doing something for someone, but many a times by not doing something as well. How? Remember the last time you chose not to complain, to ignore certain things or tried to understand the other person’s situation than venting out anger-you prevented speading of negativity and thus happiness!
Happiness is when we can share it with people and multiply it. Celebrate in lonliness and you will see it defalting as fast as a balloon does.
Sometimes we try to remain happy, we make consistent efforts to stay positive, leaving back the negativity.This is maturity; the ability to keep a positive attitude. This in turn leads to happiness, but it cannot make us laugh or feel real good, I have realized, especially when one is sad inside. We just try to cut out the factors which we do not like. Real happiness(and not which we instruct to our minds) will come back when there would be someone with us and we could share my thoughts, feelings, ideas or whatever troubles us with them.
You just might feel staying alone gives happiness, and it just might, momentarily. But at some point, you will realise the importance of having someone, anyone to talk to. And sometimes, we have to take charge if it! Go out and talk with your mom, dad, sibling, grandparents, anyone-save, make, grow your relationships!
Hence, even after every obstacle, when you will embrace life as it comes, It is then there would be happiness – with all its shades and bright colors, just like a rainbow.
Author’s note: For me, completing this challenge is also a moment of happiness-For happiness lies in every small joy too! Here goes the final completion logo: