A simple 2 lettered words like “ thank you” with a smile can bring joy to someone’s life. Words like “ love you”, “thank you”, “amazing”, “lovely” all these said with a smile can change the flow of the day for someone.
In a world where we all constantly in a hurry to finish all the job in hand and make the money we all wish we could earn someday, we often forget why we all are doing this in the first place. When a child is born the only thing the kid wishes is a smile back from his/her parents and that is the child’s only aspiration in life, is make his/her parents smile at him/her lovingly. But we get so lost in finishing our “jobs” because we all are too busy being focused on the future of the child that we forget the child has a present too.
We all are either too scared or regretful of our past or too frightened or scared of how future will unfold and therefore, we all have stopped living the moment, the present that we are breathing right now. This same present, in which chose to ignore the child, will become that childs’ sad past and their feeling unhappiness of your neglect right now, will become a part of their frightened future.
We all need to start investing in now, the now that we all are living in. Although its easier said that done, but its not impossible. The best way to invest in today is just smiling about everything/ everyone you have around when you wake up. If you have a big family, just smile looking at them all, if you are a couple just smile looking at your partner, and if you live alone then just smile looking at your plants and everyone must smile once looking at themselves in the mirror.
Imagine having a bad day and someone just knocks on your day just to say “thank you”, or “love you” or “ you look amazing”, how it can instantly change the flow in your mind and you smile for no reason after that. Maybe we should start saying this to our kids, our parents, our friends, our partners, or just random people in a market or shop, you will not only change their day but also change the flow in your mind.
Money is very important, we all need it for survival, but let us not confuse it with source of happiness. We all need to take a shower but that’s not the source of happiness similarly we need to see money with the same light, we need to earn to feed, buy and enjoy, but true happiness only comes from within when others are nice to you and vice versa. Your husband/wife, kids, parents, friends will forget the expensive gifts you bought them after a while, but they will never forget the moments of joy you had spent together or words that made them feel special which will become a reason to smile not only for that moment but also years later. Its never about the expensive gift which makes people feel extremely good but the fact you thought about them while you were buying the gift that makes them feel special. We often just get confused with buying stuff over the feelings and stop expressing them and think its easier to just keep sending/buying gifts, which is why eventually buying gifts doesn’t make the other happy anymore, because there are no words spoken, there are no moments of joy spent together and it doesn’t remain a memory after sometime.
By being constantly trapped in stress/anxiety/regret/fear of the past and the future we are losing the touch with our basic core, core of living the present which we right now are actually living and breathing. If we don’t do it now, we will just die leaving behind nothing for anyone to remember us for, because we never lived the moment, there were no words spoken, there no moments of joy shared to become a part of our memories.
Do it today, Do it now!