Being a Liverpool fan, I was amazed and happy the way we are winning and trying to eye our chances on the title. Going through the replays of the matches to seek a glimpse on the goals, i found a video dated 2005 champions league final, and the reaction when Liverpool wins the cup among the supporters is so exhilarating, filled with energy and joy. On the whole, it’s just a match, no one gained anything in their pocket but they did have their heart filled with joy. These are some of the little happiness which we look forward in our lives, which on a cumulative provide us our happiness score.
Happiness score is closed in a box which is kept in a secret drawer in a place in our mind, essentially the creative part. It keeps ticking when we feel something happy from bottom of our hearts. The feeling can be such, you might fall down laughing or even get tears and also the ones which are very silent but very effective. Lets get a peek in the world’s treasure of happiness.
Instance 1: < being a sports buff, bear with me another incident> Living in a hostel, you meet with diverse sections of people who you get along and become friends for a lifetime. So there are people from different locations, all gathered in a small room to watch the World Cup final (2011). Then we see Dhoni climbing forward and dispatching the ball for a six, and the room erupts in joy. People start hugging each other, fireworks had also began, on the whole there were smiles all around. That moment seeing so many people, in which i didn’t know a few, dancing and hugging together irrespective of knowing each other or not, that’s happiness.
Instance 2: I was seated at this restaurant and was waiting for a friend when i saw this incident. A table next to mine, there were seated a young couple who were in their mid 20’s i think. They were having some kind of conversation which i chose not to listen, until violin which started playing near their table. I moved myself towards them, to see guy pull out a ring and bend over on his knees, proposing to her with a trademark Hindi song which i think the girl loved. The expression which the girl had, the eyes going wide open, jaws dropping down and the hands trying to cover her mouth so to hide her excitement made us understand she didn’t expect that but was more or less really happy. The nod which she gave made the guy close his eyes, placing his hand on his heart and giving a small smile to himself, that’s happiness.
Instance 3: A village was recently provided with electricity and the villagers, especially the ones who were old, didn’t know much about electricity. And the day power was passed on to the houses, the light which illuminated from their houses gave different but wonderful expression on their faces. Filled with excitement, curiosity and emotions to the thing they have seen for the first time and falling in love with it on their very first sight.
These are varied instances and different spectrum of happiness but the beauty lies inside, which makes a person to live a day more and see the world more passionately than they ever did. Life does teach us a lot of things but the essence lies in giving back what we learn with a higher degree of compassion and efficiency.
So keep your happiness meter running, doesn’t matter the size but what matter is in accepting every single thing with our arms wide open.