Happiness Shared is Happiness Multiplied
Happiness lies in the mind of a man as beauty is in the eyes of a beholder. In other words, we can say that happiness comprises a state of mind. It lies in our attitude towards life. One thousand rupees can give happiness to a poor man while they have no importance for a millionaire. There is a Chinese proverb in this connection: “There is nothing like a little and well-tilled; a little house well filled, and a little wife well willed.” So the source of happiness lies within our own selves. It is a matter of approach, a matter of feeling. Health and happiness go hand in hand. When we do some good work which gives happiness to others, our own happiness also increases by leaps and bounds. One way of doing this is to find out, and go out to those who may be in need of our help. While the person we help should feel grateful to us, we should also feel grateful to him for his being instrumental in giving happiness to us. The highest form of happiness is derived when we help others and give happiness to them. This is the reason, why in every religion great importance is given to the service of the poor, needy, and diseased persons.