DEAR EDITOR – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I wonder if happiness too is in the heart of its beholder.
If a person is asked to define happiness probably the best he could say or do is find a synonym of this particular word. Happiness is not a verb to be defined; it is an emotion to be felt. So, it varies from one person to another.
There could be million reasons to make a person happy. It just triggered me, to write about one form of happiness; happiness of sharing. I look at this one thing as an art, because it too adds a lot of value to life.
I was having a creamy coffee in a serene outlet here in Honiara when I overheard some strangers conversation, and was totally taken aback of this strong discussion of how one had helped a few needy one.
What and how much was given was enlisted. Why it was given was mentioned. I sat there in astonishment. A lot of thing came in to my mind, but in today’s society, we have to give our thoughts a million thinking before its put forward in a discussion.
People in this rush pace of life have less time to evaluate one’s motive of speech hence we have disputes over teeny tiny matters.
In the bible of Hindus, it is mentioned what was given was taken from God himself and when one dies he brings nothing with him. This could be written in other religions too with a slight difference.
Well, that is how life works for everyone I believe. Whatever that we are living with can be categorized under blessings. It is a God’s form of blessings for us to pursue our life.
Some are rich and some are still in need of many things. The ones who are doing well could help those who are in need if they consider they have more and if they want to. It is as simple as that.
But in today’s culture, helping those in need is neither considered a blessed way of living nor happiness because we are given an opportunity to share, instead is regarded as a fashion.
Fashion, an approach or a trend to impose and brag the so called good quality they have within and expecting something in return, a word of flattery maybe.
Aren’t we all born naked? Is that just how universe works or is there a message sent along with a birth of every child? Isn’t God trying to tell, in some way all human beings are equal. We came to earth without anything and that is how we leave later.
As long as we are here, as long as we are doing a part in this world in honesty and modesty I believe everything will fall in place. We have nothing to give anyone but love, and whatever that was given to us comes from somewhere. It is just destined to be ours temporarily.
Wouldn’t it be easier to refer to our little deeds as sharing than giving? Wouldn’t it be a lot happier to live in present and appreciate the moment than bragging about our past deeds? If universe would like to acknowledge us it will be illustrated in any form.
I feel pity for those who behold a proud in them for helping those in need without realizing the contentment in doing so, because they assume they are wealthy and surprisingly they keep track of whom and what they have supported one with. They look down at those in need but in actual fact these are the people who need a lot of emotional and spiritual aid.
Avithiyaaloshinee Raja Kogilan