One day, one friend asked another,
"How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down."
With her eyes smiling, she said,
"I know the Secret.
I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others."
"The Secret is this:
All I do is live a simple life,
have some really good friends,
a happy family and enjoy nature.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
With the above thoughts,
I learned the 'Secret' to a happy life."
The questioner's first thought was,
"That's too simple!"
But upon reflecting over her own life,
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn't.
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn't.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her nephews and nieces,
playing games, eating pizza or reading them a story.
Now you know it too!
And now I pass the Secret on to you.
Once you get it, what will you do?
Please tell someone the Secret too.