I always wondered, how every Indian can be so sharp-sighted. Almost everyone I met was always asking if I was alright. One person even told me that it always looks like I was about to burst into tears at any time. Many times I heard that I don’t look happy. These conversations always got me confused. My solution was to give everyone my best smile, and assure that I was ok, everything is fine. Now that I think about it more closely, I think I only managed to fool myself.
"The eyes tell more,
than words could ever say."
How to find happiness? The truth is that happiness is within us, and the question is how to get it out. Firstly, it's about loving and accepting yourself. Self-acceptance and acceptance, in general, plays an important role in finding happiness. On the path to happiness, behind us is the past, and its weight is often heavier than we believe or understand. Regardless of our past and its weight, forgiveness is a way to lighten the burden. It's easy to forgive other people's mistakes, but how about you? Do you remember to forgive yourself? As crazy as this may sound, it makes you feel better immediately.
What else should be considered when it comes to self-acceptance? Stop and think about your thoughts today, and all the times you've criticized yourself during the day? We all do it, it's our nature. But, if we are constantly criticizing ourselves, how it would be possible to accept ourselves and be happy at the same time. What if, the next time you find yourself criticizing yourself, you think about one positive thing about yourself rather than criticizing, actually think about two things. These are simple, small steps to finding happiness within yourself.
Everyone has a story
Many stories, some smaller and some bigger, can be found behind a smile. It can be a way to keep a certain distance and avoid unnecessary questions until enough strength has been gathered; strength to face oneself and one's story. Everyone has their story. Only you know what this story is. Only you know what's behind your smile. And only you can face yourself, accept yourself and this way find the way to the happiness that is within you.