Do I need to be happy to make others happy?
There is a proverb "You cannot give away anything unless you have it." However true this may be for other things, it is not true about giving away happiness.
Life may have given you more than your fair share of kicks and brickbats. Don't worry if you carry scars that may never go away.; As you go around your work, home, locality, as you interact with different people, don't be anxious about what the morrow may have in store for you. When darkness comes, light cannot be far behind. If you want happiness to come to you, just do your little bit to make others happy. You don't need a reservoir of happiness to give it to others. As you keep spreading happiness and light, you will keep getting more and more in your stock. Believe me, I speak from experience.
Sanskrit saying: ANANTRAM AKSHARAM NASTI NASTI MOOLAM ANAUSHADHAM AYOGYAH PURUSHO NASTI YOJAKAH TATRA DURLABHAH
There is not a letter in the alphabet, which cannot be used for composing a sacred mantra. There is not a verb which has no medicinal value. Similarly, there is no human being who is incompetent. Only an organizer op planner is difficult to find.
Humour: A regular drinker demonstrated to his friend by putting a worm first in water and then in alcohol. The worm survived in water, but died when immersed in alcohol. He asked his friend, "Do you understand the Moral? If we take alcohol we won't have worms in our stomach"
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