There was once a man who loved everything about everyone. He couldn’t find any bad in any single person. Even when he was disrespected, he smiled in return. When he was hated, he continued to love. This man didn’t know what it meant to hate anyone and no one understood him. His friends would constantly tell him how it’s not wise to trust and love everyone, for they could end up hurting you badly. The man didn’t care; as long as he felt it was the right thing to do, he would keep on doing it.
Time passed and the world around him began to worsen. People were committing crimes left and right, kids stopped listening to their parents and people had no more than a few friends. Still, to him nothing had changed. Everything was just as positive as it’s always been. He walked around proud with his head held high. Everyone would give him the evil eye – jealous that he could smile through such depression.
Eventually, the world got even worse and there wasn’t any joy around. The man still found a way to smile, a way to stay happy through the rough times. Eventually people started to notice how happy he was and wondered what it was that keeps hims smiling. Random people would try to ruin his day, throwing coffee on him, stepping on his shoes and spitting at his feet. Still, the man continued to smile.
What everyone wondered had happened to be the most simple thing to figure out. As long as he was content within, than nothing can bring him down. He saw only what he wanted and felt only what he wanted to feel, no matter what the world around him became. Staying strong and positive will keep you smiling through the worst of times. The average person couldn’t find enough happiness within themselves, and even if they did, they’d still not see that same happiness in the face of others.
The man knew he had to see the good in everything, no matter how grim it could become. If he was going to stand out above the crowd, he had to smile, walk proud and not judge anyone for anything. Now, everyone is lost and this man is as happy as he has ever been. The truth is, the worst the world had gotten, he found a way to keep the bad from touching his soul. Things that others only knew how to fight with anger – he only knew how to fight those same things with happiness.What may be a cliché to many is the truth for another. True happiness is within – paint the world with it no matter how ugly it gets.
“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.” – Brian L. Weiss