Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Know The Secret

Does it take a lot to be happy? I see some friends lead simple lives, wear simple clothes, do not go shopping that much, do not socialise that much, have simple hair-dos, have never gone for manicures and pedicures, and yet they appear to be blissfully happy with themselves and the life they lead. Perhaps they have found The Secret?

The Secret

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.


  1. I don't have family. What can I do?

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  3. KS, for a start, you could be nice to me like giving me your millions. lol