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Truth of happiness Motivational Story
Truth of happiness Motivational Story

The truth of happiness Motivational Story

Have you ever had the experience of getting into your car in the driver’s seat, turning on the ignition switch, and pressing the accelerator, only to discover that the car is not moving ahead as expected? And then you realize that the hand brake has not been disengaged. 

Now with the handbrake engaged, if you had continued to press the accelerator, it would have resulted in one of two consequences. 

Either the brakes would overheat and have a meltdown, or the engine would overload and have a breakdown. 

We need to check whether in life are emotional brakes are disengaged or not. 

What is the happier person and what is that to disengage our emotions from the external situation very often the circumstances are not under our control.

Can we not just shift our attitude a bit to make it happier? 

Two friends, having been in an accident together, were admitted to the same ward of a hospital. 

Both were bedridden, but the first friend would be made to sick up for one hour every day to drain out the fluid from his lungs. 

During that time he would get to see outside the only window of that ward. 

He would describe the wonderful garden outside, with the migratory birds bathing in the fountain that was at the center. And the flowers blossoming on all sides, and wonderful old ladies basking in the Sun. 

Hearing it all the second friend’s world would come alive, “What a stark contrast to the dreary hospital environment!” But then he began resenting, “Why does this guy get to have all the fun? Why is God so unfair upon me?” 

One night the first friend began coughing. It was a different kind of cough as if he was choking. 

The appropriate thing would have been to press the emergency bell, but he could not think of it. The second best thing would have been for his friend to press his emergency Bell and call the staff. 

But he was so full of hatred, he thought, “he is suffering. Good. He deserves it.” 

The first friend continued to cough for a little while and then all was quiet. 

In the morning the nurses discovered the dead body and removed it without much ado. 

The second person allowed a few days to go by to avoid any suspicion. Then he made a request, “Can my bed be moved close to the window?” 

The nurses said, “That’s fair enough.” He was moved to the other side. 

He then requested, “I am now reasonably well, can I be made to sit for a little while?” 

They hoisted him up, and he looked out of the window and saw the stark wall of the nearby warehouse. He asked the hospital staff, “What is this?” 

They said, “This is the warehouse next to our hospital.” 

“But”, he asked, “what was it that my friend was seeing?” 

They responded, “That was the beauty of his own mind.” 

The moral here is, that no circumstance can force us to be unhappy. If we are gloomy, it is always a choice that we make and we can choose to think differently. 

Let us exercise this tool to make ourselves happier. When circumstances make us unhappy, let us remember that it is not the only option we have. 

We can as well choose to be joyous. In other words, nothing forces us to be miserable. It is only a choice that we make. 

As the saying goes, “Two men looked out from the prison bars, one saw the mud and the other saw the stars.”

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