…… which leads to happy nations and a happy world.
We all have probably heard this said before. But, how often have we paused before plunging ourselves and our families into petty quarrels? If only we would pause and think about the grief we are causing, and the happiness we could cause instead by simply emoting differently.
A seething anger at being taken for granted, a terrible fear that things will not be as smooth as expected, a numbing sorrow at having been ignored, neglected or misunderstood – how often do we, day in and day out, let these feelings overwhelm us and make us powerless to feel happy, much less spread happiness around?
Let alone negative emotions triggered by real and expected experiences, we even allow our abstract thoughts and imagined events (that may never be) to drown us in depression or make us tempestuous.
I think it’s important to remind ourselves often that to make a nicer world, we need to be nicer individuals first.
Perhaps, all it takes is to be a little more polite when we are angry, a little less self-absorbed when we are sad, a little more understanding when we are upset.
A little less negative, adds to a lot more positive in human relationships.
Concern, compassion, kindness, love – all such noble qualities need a happy environment to grow.