Research has determined that most people are happiest at 7.26 pm Saturday night. Of course this is a statistic that needs to be subjected to tons of test to validate, but from where I stand this probably true.
Especially so because I do not have to wake up early the next day, plus on this day one of my best meals is served well thanks to my room mates, and a whole load of other things. Whenever I think about happiness a good friend of mine comes to mind for he hardly believes in ‘airborne’ greetings whether its word of mouth or in the form of a wave. For him it has to involve touch; of hands. His typical way of greeting is you stretch out your hand to meet his oncoming hand; he grabs it firmly and then proceeds to shake it so vigorously it’s almost like a workout routine (funny). While doing this ritual he always asks if you are happy. Initially I would frantically search my bag for a mirror to check for a speck that was telling the world I was not happy much to his amusement, but then he would tell me that the eyes are the door to the heart that if we are happy we need not convince anyone they just see it.
Wikipedia defines happiness as a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. (Full stop)That things or people cannot guarantee happiness for it is upon self to find contentment and joy.
As the good book tells us the son of God came so that we may have life and have it in abundance, we should indeed live in the abundance that we are offered every day. Thus happiness should be the one thing that we have when we have nothing and what we have when we have everything. Reminds me of a quote I once read; I asked for all things Lord so that I may enjoy life, but you gave me life so that I may enjoy all things.
Have a happy day won’t you?