Somebody did a golden deed;
Somebody proved a friend in need;
Somebody sang a beautiful song;
Somebody smiled the whole day long;
Somebody thought “Tis sweet to live”;
Somebody said, “I’m going to give”;
Somebody fought a valiant fight;
Somebody lived to shield the right;
Was that “Somebody” YOU?
Thomas Edison stepped from a train in Orange, New Jersey and walked down the platform.
The station master, knowing how forgetful the famous inventor was, asked his customary question, “Did you leave anything behind, Mr. Edison?”
Edison replied, “No, I’m sure I have everything.” and began taking a count of his suitcases. As he was doing so, he happened to look up at the train. With a start, he dropped his bags and raced back to the car in which he had been riding. What prompted this burst of activity was the face of his bride, with whom he had just married and returned from a honeymoon trip, staring from a window.
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— Exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life. Our soul is Sat-Chit-Anand. It is full of happiness as it comes from the infinite source of happiness – The God. Give this happiness to others and you will be filled with immense satisfaction and a great sense of fulfilment.