Gunjan Agarwal
(Internet Marketing)
The happiest moment was when I got my mom back, after recovery from a serious kidney infection in 1992.
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A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
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You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.
Robert Anthony
Editorial by Puja Soni (Gaming) – “Happiness”
Happiness, what is it? I believe it’s very subjective as everyone has their own version of what happiness is to them. Still, I am sure irrespective of what it means; each one of us wants to be happy.

It’s strange that how little we are willing to do to be happy. There are only a few brave people who not only want to be happy but are also willing to do all that it takes to be happy. They are the ones who know that our happiness is in our own hands. Many, rather most of us believe that happiness is external to us. It is a result of things that are not in our control. But it’s not true. Our happiness is in our own hands.

Those who look outside for happiness are never truly happy because their focus is outside. When a person looks for happiness outside one self it reflects on two things: one that he/she is clueless of what happiness truly means to them and other he/she is unwilling to work within as they find it easier to blame others for their unhappiness.

Someone once told me “my sole purpose of life is to be happy. I was born to be happy and I can do anything to make myself happy.” How many of us actually feel that we were born to be happy? God never wanted us to be unhappy, then why are we so unsatisfied and unhappy in life?

This same person also said to me that “I can’t spread happiness around if I am unhappy.” I believe that life would be so beautiful if we all learned the art of being happy. We can only be truly happy if we know that true happiness comes from within and then work towards achieving the same by looking inside rather than outside.

It is important that we know what true happiness is for us. If being able to buy an expensive item means true happiness then we need to rethink. As, true happiness is not momentary it is a state of mind that gives us a sense of well being like no other. And it is always true. It doesn’t change with situations.

For example, a person may say that ‘if I have a million dollars I will be truly happy’. The same person once he gets those million dollars will feel good for sometime and soon would start to feel that 10 million dollars would actually make him happy. And this will go on as he will never be happy with whatever he may get because happiness is not about external possessions.

Many people say if I can get to marry him/her I will be happy and sooner or later they realize that they are not truly happy even after marrying that XYZ person whom they really loved. So, happiness doesn’t mean being able to have material possession, neither does it mean relationships, nor it is success or any such external thing that has an expiry date. Happiness is an eternal state of being. It is a state when we are at peace with ourselves. It is a sense of awareness about who we are, what we are and the fact that happiness is within us and it is in our on hands.

Obviously, we have materialistic joys and moments of pleasure that may add to happiness from time to time but they don’t play a major role in true happiness.

This brings me back to my question “What is happiness?”

Happiness to me means freedom. Freedom to be who I am without worrying or getting bothered by what will people think or say. Freedom to live every moment of my life without the fear of criticism. Freedom to enjoy God’s greatest gift- “Life”.