Yes you heard it right! Money can indeed buy happiness if you know the right way to spend it, that is spending it on others. One of the sure shot ways to get happiness is by giving. It has been proven by science again and again (Refer to study by Social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn of the University of British Columbia(UBC) in Vancouver, Canada), that generosity or an act of giving is what actually makes you happy rather than spending money on yourself. And when sharing your money is coupled with time and effort too, then you have discovered the road to true happiness.
There is little story I would like to share with you.
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveller who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveller saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveller left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking,” he said. “I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone.”
Sometimes it’s not just the wealth you have, but giving what’s inside you brings true joy.
Going by the same sentiment we at Make Happy Foundation actively get associated with underprivileged kids in order to share what we have be it material resources, time, effort or skills.
Last week we did a session with the kids at Radiant Kids Multi Activity Center ( A wonderful initiative) in Jharsa Village, Gurgaon. The kids were given personality, confidence and mindfulness training via theatre classes.
This is what happened in the session:
We started with mindfulness exercise that included
breathing , meditation and concentration. I was amazed to see that the kids got so deeply involved with it that each one looked like a Buddha to me.
Thereafter we moved on to energy building activities and trust me when these children started responding with energy their voices could be heard miles away.
Gesture training for acting attracted lot of questions and a competitive rush to show who could do the gesture perfectly!!
The group exercise were given to develop an acting plot. That saw these kids engrossed in discussions with their group members creating strategy and plots to deliver the best performance there could be.
Finally it was time for kids to come up on stage and perform and what they did was simply awesome.
Isn’t this a performance seasoned actors like Amzad Khan and McMohan would be proud of … watch the video and decide yourself. So join us in our endeavor, become a volunteer and encourage our website , sign up for our newsletter, follow our twitter handle @ladyHahaa so that we can take our initiative further