Again it is time for writing based on a weekly prompt. I found that I had recently written on a similar subject, so presenting that post with a little bit of editing.

The question is –1.How happy are you? Actually I feel that what makes us happy is acceptance! Whatever we do, if we get approval, acceptance from our relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbors, people with whom we interact, that makes us happy. The more acceptance and appreciation we get, the more happy we are.

When something we desire happens, like if our team, be it a street team, school team or national team succeeds, we naturally feel happy.

We feel great happiness on our personal success; say promotion in job, our son or somebody in our house passing an exam normally or with some distinction, every extra achievement adds to our happiness.

But I have a feeling that happiness is a state of mind. One can develop the habit to remain happy like some people make a habit to remain sad in whatever kind of circumstances.

So mostly our happiness is associated with some achievement by us, our own people, a team with which we feel connected, getting some rewards, recognition or something like that.

But the real happiness lies in our success in making a have-not smile, somebody who is poor, a child who is not able to pursue his or her studies due to poverty, if we take that responsibility and one day we find him or her succeed, acquire the qualifications which can make him or her earn a living to support the family, helping him or her get a good job, such are the real situations of happiness I would like to say, if we can achieve.

Smile, could be the starting point of happiness. We smile when we find a good friend come our way. We also smile on some good scenes in a movie, some joke. Sometimes watching cartoon films etc., like those of Charlie Chaplin, they make us mad with joy, we burst into laughter.

This is my humble submission on the subject- How happy are you? Do you look for reasons to be happy? Are smiles linked with happiness?

#HappinessSmiles , #IndiSpire .