Hello everyone ✋, how has your week been so far?
For those who have been following my updates closely, we would be aware that this week’s post on happiness is a continuation of what we discussed the previous week.
I would like to give us this short illustration before I continue… There was once a widower who had two kids. He loved his late wife so much he decided not to marry again. He left the city with his children and went to live in a place where no one knew him. He banned his kids from making friends in the neighborhood and he hardly spoke to anyone himself. It was all about him and his children. After a few years had passed, they found it hard to cope without friends; but he couldn’t approach anyone since he shut them out of his life in the past. Several times, he caught his children watching other kids play. He knew they were not happy but they could not approach him for fear of bring rebuked.
One faithful evening, a neighbour whom he invited the man and his children for a community get together. He was surprised he could barely contain his excitement. When the day finally arrived, he left his home a little early for the event. He watched in admiration how other people related with each other. they were all so happy together one would have thought they had no problems in their lives. He was even greatly surprised when they gave him the warmest reception he had ever received in a long time. They engaged him in conversations and made jokes with him like they were friends all their lives. His children easily blended with other children and there was no discrimination of any sort among them. At the end of the party, he asked the why the party was held. They told him it was a monthly tradition in the community to bring people together and share their happiness and burdens. He immediately felt bad for not allowing people into his life and for depriving his children the happiness they deserved. He resolved in his heart to never shut anyone out of his life again. The End
I hope we enjoyed my brief illustration 😃. What I’m trying to say in essence is that we should always try to reach out to people around us. Though the man was rich, he was still unhappy. Also, if his neighbours had deserted him when he initially rejected their friendhip, he and his children would have remained lonely and unhappy for a long time.
So, friends, let’s try to extend our love and happiness to other people. A little kind gesture counts. A smile from you could change a person’s life. As we go about our duties, let’s not forget to share happiness.
Have a splendid week ahead of you.♥️♥️