This picture was taken in March 2020 at Sri Harmandir Sahib located in the city of Amritsar, India. I had not asked the elderly in this photo to smile for me rather he had posed for this picture himself. It makes me so internally happy when I see this photo because his smile is so beautiful. I don’t have the words to describe the joy on his face, it’s something you just need to see for yourself.
When I look at this picture I am reminded of what true happiness looks like. True happiness isn’t when you have all the money in the world or when you finally get the dream car that you’ve always wanted. Yes, materialistic things can be the reason behind your happiness but at the end of the day, those things can only give you temporary joy. Then, what is true happiness you may wonder? Is it when you can’t stop laughing and smiling, or is it when you are crying tears of joy?
If you ask me, I believe that true happiness is when you are content with whatever you are given by God. It is when you are in a state of mind in which you realize that this world is an illusion and once a human being realizes that they will be fulfilled with whatever they are given.
Have you ever seen a person always happy? I think this is where you need to define what happiness means to you? I am going to end off on a reflective note for my readers. What does being happy mean for you? Do you look at happiness as internal joy for a few minutes or are you yearning for an everlasting state of contentment?