MIDWAY:Happiness lies within

Life is full of surprises. When you least expect it, the unexpected wraps itself around us and stays put, despite our best efforts to get rid of it. It won’t even flinch. The unexpected is most welcomed with arms wide open when it brings goodies but even if the package

is appalling we are left with no exception but to accept it as it comes. Fearing more trouble we easily surrender ourselves to the unexpected. It is often advised that you should not bother about troubles unless it begins to trouble you.

It so happens, we are always on the lookout for peace and happiness. We always look outside, in our surroundings, among friends or family members for the same. Just to catch a glimpse of it, at times, we leave home when things turn sour, or end our relationship with our beloved ones or divorce a spouse. This is all because we take our family and loved ones for granted. Leaving other things aside, polite words are hardly ever uttered at home these days.

We say to ourselves: I would be happy after I complete college, after I get a good job, once I get promoted, once I get married with someone of my choice, after I get a divorce and so on and so forth.

There is no end to it. We are never satisfied with what we already have. Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Wishes follow like a shadow never leaving us in peace. Although we deny that it exists in our life, it is with us and lies deep within us.

Once it takes its toll, it will be too reluctant to leave us, and might leave us in absolute turmoil. It is like your hair and nails. No matter how many times you trim and cut them, they never stop growing.

Though they might change their form, size, shape and colour, they never stop growing. When one thing we dreamt of is achieved another follows, we are never satisfied and we all have a handful of regrets after that and we never stop whining.

Without dreamers, technology would never have been possible. We should understand that happiness lies within and we should search within ourselves and understand and know ourselves and be perceptive and at the same time understand that desires and wishes are like birds which never perch.