Noticing the Happiness

Saem Yi - Lacey, Washington
Entered on January 14, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: gratitude
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In a daily life, it is true that it is hard for many people to notice how much happy they are and should be thankful to anything that are there for them. Many people think that they are the chosen people who live with unfortunate situations than those of other people and feel lacked of happiness and chances in their lives. How many people would think they live with thankfulness to their lives, families, and even a small thing? I believe because we are human with senses and we don’t notice things that we already achieved, gained and always look for more things, it is hard to notice naturally. Nevertheless, whenever it is or however it is, we should remember how much happy we are. One day, I asked a question to myself that if I was a millionaire and could buy anything I want, would I be happier than now? My question was “No”. It would be true that in the beginning, I might feel the happiness by getting anything that I have never had and satisfying myself. Also, there could be more space in my mind to relax and sit back to myself for the rest of my life. But, afterwards, I would look for more other things besides things that I can do with money and won’t be satisfied with the environment. Think about the moment when you wanted something really bad then somehow, you finally got it. The feeling before you buy it and after you bought it would be much different. Also, when you heard or saw someone’s situation that was really sad and unfortunate. What did you think? You would think you are living a better life than those of others. We are always lacked of something therefore, we have dreams and goals to achieve and gain and because we don’t get satisfied in any situations we must be thankful to our lives.