Happiness

One day there was a young man sitting and blank gaze leading to a lake. He had travelled to many places to find a happiness, but anything or anyone couldn’t make him happy for long time. In silence, suddenly he heard a nasal voice from behind.

"What are you doing here, young man?" an old man who lived around the lake asked to that boy. A young man turned and said, “I am tired Sir, I have walked to many places searching for a happiness, but I can not find it. I don’t know where else the places that I should go to look for” he sighed and the gloom shadowed his face.

“There is a garden over there, begone and try to catch a butterfly. Then I will answer your question”, said an old man. Even though vacillate fulfilled a young man’s heart and mind, he went toward a garden. Arriving there, he was amazed when seeing a beautiful garden filled with trees and flowers that blooming and decorated with butterflies fluttering.

From a distance, an old man saw that boy slinked concerning his target. HAP!But unfortunately it was unsuccessful .He tried to chase butterflies from other directions. HAP!failed again. He still kept running, hoofed a grass, flowers and bushes. But none of the butterflies were successfully captured by him.

An old man approached and stopped that boy. “Are these your ways to pursue the happiness?Engaged running around to gain your target but bumping everything aimlessly and justified many ways to obtain your goal as well as being ignore of any damage that you made.”

He continued and said firmly, “Son, look for the happiness like catching butterflies. You don't need to capture the butterflies physically, let them comply the universe according to its function that make this world beautiful with their colours. The thing that you need is to understand the beauties of their colour and their motion in your mind and ensure to keep them in your heart.”

Still continued his words, “Similarly with the happiness, it is not a thing that can be grasped and stored in a place.It doesn't go to anywhere but be in everywhere. So, maintain it as well as possible, show it anytime with gratitude and without you realize the happiness will come more often into you. Do you get it?”

A young man felt astonished with those explanation and suddenly his face shone bright, he said “ Thank you Sir, It was a very valuable lesson to me, I will go home and bring happiness in my heart….”.

An old man raised his hand. Shortly, a butterfly perched on his fingertip and flapped their wings, they emitted the beauty of God’s creation. The colors of their wings were so attractive, as beautiful as the happiness for those who are able to conceive of it.

The essence of this story is :
Every human being desires happiness. However they oftentimes are so busy looking for it, without feeling the sense of happiness itself. The happiness doesn’t go anywhere but be in everywhere. Happiness can appear in every place, every feeling and certainly every heart that is always grateful.

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Comments

  • Hi Shadow,

    Thanks once again to read my another blog. Hope it could open our point of view about happiness itself. 

  • A great story. Like to read & enjoy a lot. Thanks for sharing dear Icha.
  • Hi Elen, 

    Sorry late to reply. Thank you so much for reading and leaving comment as well. Have a nice day :)

  • Great story, thanks for sharing Icha!

  • Hi Charie,

    Thanks for dropping comment in my blog. Have a nice my friend :)

    Hi Dara Gino,

    You are welcome Sir :)

    Hi Onee,

    Thank you very much for your kindness to review and correcting my blog. It is very valuable for improving my English. Have a wonderful day :)

    Hi TaNjiN, thanks for reading and liking my blog. Have a nice day :) 

  • Dear Icha, I'm not good at changing vocab, so I will fix the grammar of which I'm only sure and you may consider...  :)

    *.....but anything or anyone couldn’t make him happy....

    *....., he was amazed when seeing a beautiful garden filled with trees and flowers that blooming and decorated with butterflies fluttering.

    *.....an old man saw a that boy slinked concerning to his target. ...... But none of the butterflies were successfully captured by him.

    *Are these your ways to pursue the happiness? ...... 

    *Similarly, the happiness is not the thing that can be grasped and stored in a place. 

    *......and suddenly his face shone bright, 

    *The colors of their wings were so attractive, as beautiful as the happiness for those who are able to conceive of it.

    *......without feeling the sense of the happiness itself. 

  • Terima kasih banyak, Icha untuk kalimat kamu. Silakhan, bilang greetings saya untuk keluarga dan teman. Hehe, saya tidak berarti anak, hehe. Thanks for your kinds words.

  • Such a nice story
  • Hi Nimzaf,

    Thank you very much for your attention to all my activities on EC including blog and photo sections. Have a good day my friend :)

  • Hi Onee,

    Thank you for reading and commenting to my blog as well as gave me compliment. Yes agree, the happiness lies in the them soul whom are always gratitude to Allah. So they can see everything that occur in their life as a mercy for them from Allah. . Very difficult to implement it in our daily life, but always trying. I am waiting your correction Onee, thanks again for your kindness. 

    Have a good day my dear friend :)

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