When was the last time anyone asked you ‘Did you smile today’ or ‘Are you happy’? Or when was the last time you asked anyone this question? It’s been a long time, right?
Imagine this situation might have happened to you. You are in a crisis. You go to your friends or family to seek advice. They tell you what is right or wrong in that situation and you act accordingly. The problem is solved. Everything is fine now. After that, did anyone ask you, are you happy or did you smile today? No, right? Why don’t we ask this question? This question is not only relevant for your near and dear ones, but we can ask this question to anyone and everyone. What is the harm in asking this question when it is a good thing to do? To SMILE.
I’m no saint either. I too haven’t asked this question to anyone. I understand people have different ways of showing their concern for one another. Some people show their concern through their actions rather than words, while others show their concern by expressing their emotions. And when they show their concern they indirectly signify to the above-mentioned question. They indirectly want to ask if the other person is happy or not. But my question is, why to ask this positive question indirectly when you can directly ask them? Trust me they will find this question unusual at first, but they’ll realize that you value them a lot. They’ll realize that you are concerned about their happiness and problems. So be direct people!! Be direct in your emotions! Be direct in expressing your concerns for one another! All these little things, gestures, and emotions are what matters the most. Your pecuniary gifts won’t make them feel happy and important as your direct emotions about them will.
Next time when your loved ones are in a crisis don’t forget to ask them once the problem is solved, ‘Are you happy, did you smile today?’. I guarantee you one thing they will feel blessed to have you in their lives. And every once a while, you can ask this question to anyone at any time irrespective of the situation that they are in because smiling and being happy doesn’t require any special occasion, right?
So, let me ask you this question, ‘Are you happy? Did you smile today?’
If your answer is ‘YES’ then it’s great, keep smiling and spread this happy emotion to others around you as well!! If your answer is ‘NO’, then introspect yourself, why not? What is the reason? And act accordingly and do smile today! You’ll feel a lot better! Because a person who is in a crisis but still manages to smile even in those toughest of times, knows the SECRET to life, the SECRET to live! Applaud yourselves, you are a true inspiration for people out there! Do share your similar emotions/experiences with everyone by commenting below.
Until then, live positively and happily!