Wave of happiness
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began - exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
'Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more'
A wave of happiness
Did you ever imagine that a doll could help people recover from a natural calamity? What's more, did you know that she cannot be bought, only gifted? Meet Tsunamika, the daughter of the tsunami, who turns 10 today and has been enabling 100 tsunami affected women in Tamil Nadu to get back on their feet. Her spirit and determination in the face of insurmountable odds is an inspiration to the entire community. The dolls are a symbol of empowerment, one that has strengthened the resolve of people affected by a devastating tragedy. They are now reclaiming their happiness.