Be the Reason Someone Smiles

In honor of MLK day, today’s quote of the day will be one of his very own:

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” 

I know, many times we say things like “I just want to be happy” or “why can’t I just be happy?” I am just as guilty as you all.

The honest truth is that happiness is not exactly what we’ve made it to be in our minds. Now, your definition may vary slightly from mine, but my idea of happiness is a feeling or an expression of true contentment irrespective of physical circumstance , or situations.

I say irrespective simply because of what Dr. King said himself, “.. the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” I guarantee that if you make someone feel like the world is theirs, you’ll feel the same way because your heart will gladdened just as much as theirs.

I also like to think of happiness as momentary, its not permanent. Happiness is not joy, it is a state of mind which can change at any moment, that’s why we have to do things to ensure that we are happy. You do not and should not rely on anyone or anything to make you happy, just do as Dr. King said.

Make someone smile or laugh today. I promise it’ll make you smile and laugh much more. It’s a beauty in itself.

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