“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~The Dalai Lama
I was born and brought up in small town of Himachal Pradesh, India. People there are generally happy and warm. Even my friends say I am a happy-go-lucky person. If you were to ask someone who knows me to describe who I am, undoubtedly one of the first things that they will say is that I am a happy person, no matter what the situation is.
After finishing my Schooling I moved to Delhi and then Mumbai where I finished my post graduation and got opportunity to work in MNC respectively.
While living in the City and working with a MNC, I got so used to seeing grumpy faces all over that I had almost forgotten to smile. People here would seldom smile, sometimes even if they know you they won’t pass a smile. Even if they smile, then it is a kind of forced one and never natural.
I was thinking the other day about what someone once said to me when I was back in office one day. The person asked me ‘hey Anjali, why do you smile so much?’ And that question then made me so awkward that I slowly started forgetting the natural gesture to smile with time.
As years passed, I took break from this Corporate world because of my baby. Here I started realising that I am missing something very badly. But thanks to my 3 year old daughter, I soon realised the missing magic and today I am happy person all again. One day I was just sitting and watching my daughter playing at the garden, she was skipping, hopping and jumping fearlessly…. This triggered my thoughts and my mind trailed back to my childhood flashback showing me glimpses of a girl who could laugh, smile, giggle and be happy even for very small things.
My question is, Why shouldn’t we be generous with our smile? If we smile, we aren’t losing anything. Little we realize that smiling would do a lot of good things not only to others, but to yourself as well. Smile helps people never to feel alone in the world. In all these years I have figured that no one is responsible for your happiness but you. So keep smiling and be happy 😊🤗.
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