Power of giving
|This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who|
complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was
empty, it had no meaning.
So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness.
The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors.
The counselor then said to the rich lady “I’m going to ask Mary here
to tell u how she found happiness. All I want u to do is listen to
So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her
“Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only
son was killed by a car. I had nobody. I had nothing left. I couldn’t
sleep, I couldn’t eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of
taking my own life. Then one evening a little kitten followed me
home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got some milk, and the kitten
licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and,
for the first time in months, I smiled.
Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me
smile, may be doing something for people could make me happy.
So, the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor
who was sick in bed.
Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so
happy to see them happy.
Today, I don’t know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do.
I’ve found happiness, by giving it to others.”
When she heard this, the rich lady cried. She had everything that
money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot
“The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you.”
Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey.
Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now.
Happiness is not dependency, it is a decision.
Happiness is what you are, not what you have.
Power of giving – Debrief:
Well, I do not belong to the group which says that money isn’t everything in LIFE. I do feel you need money to lead a comfortable life and life full of choices. But what this story tells you is about GIVING and finding HAPPINESS. Don’t underestimate the “POWER OF GIVING”. The more you give the more you are given – this is true about happiness and money.
One fact of life is, HAPPINESS and MONEY are NOT interlinked (which many of us believe otherwise). Even Without money, we can be happy and also we can be unhappy with loads of money.
The philosophy here is that, if you do something GOOD for someone that makes him/her happy then the universe will conspire to make you happy as well (in multiple ways). However, the underline feeling while doing the GOOD deed should be SELFLESSNESS. Do good to someone without expectation and your life will be full of HAPPINESS and BLISS.
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