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Spreading Happiness Essay Contest

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Amelia Earhart

A very simple way to spread more happiness in your own little world is through kindness. It’s often an easy and quick thing you can do as you move through your daily life.

But we sometimes forget about it. Or don’t remember how it can help us all.

Three things that I like to keep in mind and that help me to try to be a kinder person are these:

  • I get what I give. Yep, some people will be ungrateful, miserable and not reciprocating no matter what you may do. But most people will over time treat you as you treat them.
  • By being kinder to others I am more likely to be kinder to myself. It may sound a bit odd but my experience is that when I am kinder towards others then my self-esteem goes up.
  • It creates a happier place to live in. Being kinder simply makes my own little world a nicer and happier place to live in.

So how can you start spreading the kindness and happiness in your daily life?

Here are 15 simple ways to do it.

Pick one of them that resonates with you and start using it today.

1. Express your gratitude. 

Think about what you can be grateful for about someone in your life. Maybe that he is a good listener, that he often is quick to help out or that he always adds great songs to a Spotify playlist. Or simply that he held up the door for you.

Then express that gratitude in a simple “thank you!” or in a sincere sentence or two.

2. Replace the judgments. 

No one likes to be judged. And the more you judge other people the more you tend to judge yourself. So despite the temporary benefit of deriving pleasure from the judgments it is not a good or smart long-term habit.

When you feel the urge to judge ask yourself: what is one kind thing I can think or do in this situation instead?

3. Replace the unconstructive criticism. 

Try encouragement instead of excessive criticism. It helps people to both raise their self-esteem and to do a better job.

And it will make things more fun and more light-hearted in the long run.

4. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. 

It is quite easy to resort to unkindness when you see things just from your perspective. Two questions that help me to see and to better understand other viewpoints are:

  • How would I think and feel it if I were in his or her shoes?
  • What parts of this person can I see in myself?

5. Recall how people’s kindness made you feel.

Just sit down for a few minutes and try to recall one time or a few times when other people’s kindness really touched you and helped you out.

Then think about how you can do those very same things for someone in your life.

6. Express kindness for something you may often take for granted.

It is easy to remember and to feel motivated to express kindness when someone is having a rough time or have just finished an important project.

But also remember to express kindness for how someone continues to put so much love into the dinners you eat. Or for being on time every day and doing their job well and keeping deadlines.

7. Hide a surprising and kind note.

Leave a small note with a loving or encouraging sentence in your partner’s or child’s lunchbox, hat, tea-container or book that he or she is reading right now.

That minute of your time will put a smile on her face and joy and motivation in her heart.

8. Just be there.

Listen – without thinking about something else – when someone needs to vent.

Just be there fully with your attention. Or have a conversation and help someone find his or her way out of fear and to a more constructive and grounded perspective.

9. Remember the small acts of kindness too.

Let someone into your lane while driving. Let someone skip ahead of you in a line if he’s in a real hurry. Hold up the door for someone or ask if they need help when you see them standing around with a map and a confused look.

10. Give someone an uplifting gift.

Someone in your life may have a bit of a tough time right now. Then send him or her an inspirational book or movie. Or simply send an email with a link to something inspiring or funny that you have found like a blog, podcast or a comic.

11. Help someone out practically.

Give them a hand when moving or with making dinner or arrangements before a party. If they need information, then help out by googling it or by asking knowledgeable people that you know.

12. Help the people in your life see how they make a difference in their lives.

When you talk to someone about his or her day or what has been going on lately then make sure to point out how he or she also has spread kindness and happiness. People are often unaware of the positive things they do or they minimize them in their own minds.

So help them to see themselves in a more positive light and to improve their own self-esteem.

13. Remember the 3 reasons for kindness at the start of this article.

It will help you to be kinder even when you may not always feel much like it. If you like, write those reasons down on a piece of paper and put that note where you can see it every day.

14. Pay it forward.

When someone does something kind for you – no matter how big or small – then try to pay that forward by being kind to someone else as soon as you can.

15. Be kinder towards yourself.

Then you will naturally treat other people with more kindness too. It is truly a win-win habit.

A simple way to start being kinder toward yourself is to each evening write down 3 things you appreciate about yourself and about what you have done that day in a journal.

Happiness is a state of mind. It’s a feeling that keeps people healthy and fit. Even though, the word sounds too simple; but it is actually difficult to achieve now-a-days. We all want happiness, but we seldom know the actual route to attain true happiness. There are many meditation or yoga centres that give speech on happiness. There can be situation when you may be required to deliver one of such speeches. We are sharing some sample speech on happiness that would certainly help you to impress your audience. Our short speech on happiness can be used at any occasion may it be a family gathering or an official reason. The long speeches on happiness that we have shared are good for using at corporate levels or wisdom centres. You can draw references from these happiness speeches and prepare your own speech to leave an impact on your audience.

Speech on Happiness

Speech on Happiness 1

Good Morning Friends!

I hope that you all are enjoying your day so far! I am the motivational speaker and I am often called at schools and colleges to deliver speeches that can inspire young and aspiring student like you. I am very sure that each one of you want to achieve success in your life and if I ask you, what is more important for you ‘happiness’ or ‘success’; you would probably take seconds to choose ‘success’ as more important element of your life, which is good in a way. But happiness is something that can be achieved even without being successful.

Many people associate success with happiness and they feel that they can be happy only if they are successful which shouldn’t be the case because success is circumstantial and happiness is not. You can stay happy even if you don’t own a big bungalow, huge car or fat bank balance, etc. But the important thing is that you must first identify what makes you happy?

Everyone is looking for happiness but only very few people actually know what makes them happy in life. Even though life poses various challenges and obstacles in life; you should always be prepared to accept and overcome those challenges, but as far as our happiness is concerned there is no secret mantra for happiness and so you must try to find out where your true happiness lies. Always remember that your life would always be what you make it.

There are some basic rules which you must adopt if you want to stay happy and enjoy each and every moment of your life. The first and most important rule is to live in present. You might have failed in the past, but the best thing is to seek lesson from those and move forward as whatever might have happened in the past cannot be changed in the present; thus there is no gain in lamenting over the past. In addition, future is unseen; you cannot be certain about the circumstances that are likely to occur in the future. Thus, you shouldn’t make big plans about the future. Of course, you must be prepared for the circumstances but you cannot be certain about it. So trust me the best thing is to stay and live in the present because only that is what can be controlled and can make you happy.

Another important thing is to stay positive in your life and you must also watch your attitude towards your competitors and should never nurture ill feelings towards them. Always indulge into healthy competition and should never take your competition beyond a point where you start treating them as your rivals and get into any kind of enmity. You should only attempt to get ahead of them and not harm them in any ways. Having a compassionate attitude towards others is what will eventually give you happiness from within.

It is also important that you are not stubborn or adamant about anything. There is a difference between being persistent and being adamant and you should be able to differentiate between both. Your willpower must be strong enough to make you achieve what you want to; but you shouldn’t position your happiness on that particular thing itself. It is important that you are flexible enough to compromise on certain things.

Staying happy is everyone’s right, but it solely depends upon people as to what exactly makes them happy. Artificial or materialistic happiness is temporary; thus you must try to achieve the real happiness of your life.

Thank You!

Speech on Happiness 2

Respected Principal, Dear Fellow Teachers and My Dear Students!

We have gathered today to give farewell to the final year students of our Engineering College; post this day, you’ll get the annual leave for your final exams and then hopefully, you’ll head forward to shape your life in your respective ways. I feel extremely glad to host this function and I am going to use this platform to share today some important lessons of my life, which of course couldn’t have been taught in your curriculum.

I am sure that each one of you wants to succeed in life and wants to achieve the best for yourself. But I would like to say that always remain happy with whatever you achieve and never get disheartened or hopeless even if you face failures in life. Always remember that happiness is much more important than anything else in life. According to psychology, happiness is an emotional and mental state of well-being; the definition of happiness may vary from person to person, but the feeling remains uniform irrespective of the reason of happiness.

I have come across several people, who have every possible luxury in life, great bank balance, property, etc and yet they are unhappy. Most of us misunderstand that a successful or a rich person is happy; but the fact is that success, rich, money, luxury, etc have nothing to do with happiness. In today’s world, everything else can be achieved but happiness. I would like to mention that for being happy, you must be considerate towards everyone who is lower in status or earning. Always respect others and help people if they approach you.

Also, it is important that you pursue your passion, hobby or dream along with pursuing your career; because fulfillment of passion or hobby would certainly make you happy. Find interest in the field of arts, music, gardening, etc as these activities would surely energies you for new challenges at work.

If you are happy, you will always think positive in life even if you fail or lose someday. Success and failure are the two sides of the same coin. Don’t place your happiness on your success as success is a situation and happiness is one’s mental and an emotional state. Your situation may change any day, so you should not waste thinking too much about something which is beyond your control.

There are many people who struggle due to ill health, which ultimately make them unhappy and sad. Thus, you must live a balanced life; eat healthy food, do regular exercise, take proper rest and sleep on time. All these simple, but important steps would not only keep you fit but would also make you happy.

Happiness is everyone’s right but the way to happiness may differ from person to person. You must find your reasons for happiness yourself and move forward towards achieving them. Don’t ignore your family while you are on the path of success or career; because all these things may change someday but your family will always stay with you through thick and thin. Spend quality time with them, go out on weekends and share your happy moments with them.

Well, today is your day; so enjoy it to the fullest and always be happy.

Thank You!

Speech on Happiness 3

A very good morning to all of you!

Today is 20th March 2017 and this event has been organized in our colony for the celebration of “International Happiness Day” and it was founded by United Nation’s advisor Jayme Illien. Happiness has many meanings like gratification, triumph, joy, amusement etc. Everything that we do in our life is directly or indirectly connected to happiness and it can be for ourselves or for somebody else. Every creature in this world wants happiness. Everybody is afraid of getting hurt or to feel pain. There is a necessity to enjoy each and every moment in our lives. In this entire world, almost everyone is working hard to fulfill their needs and it is because of the happiness that we get from our satisfaction when our needs are fulfilled. But there are many people in this world who are not able to fulfill their needs and are still happy because they are satisfied of what they have today and they live in the present rather than worrying about tomorrow. So, happiness becomes a choice for an individual that whether he wants to link his/her happiness with his/her success or with the present. If you want to live a happy life then try to live in your present rather than ruining it by worrying about tomorrow.

In our lives, we go through many problems and complications but some people gives up and some fights for their victory. We need to understand that there is not a single problem that does not have a solution but, it just needs our hard work to find that solution. There are many people in this world who do not get proper facilities like food, shelter etc but they still tries to find happiness from what they have in present. In life, there is no need to connect happiness with success because failures could come in every person’s life many times and it is also important in its place. People have their own definition of happiness. For some it is success but for some it is not more than a sensual pleasure. The people who run after success or want to be successful forgets to live their lives in present but the people who lives in present or live a happy life are always successful.

If we want to be happy than there are many keys for a happy life. Many people have a habit of comparing themselves with others. For example: if I have a car but I found someone who has a better car then me and here begins the unhappy feeling in my mind when I compare myself with that person and which is a bad habit. So, we should have a feeling of doing better but we should not compare our lives with somebody else’s. We all should try to convert our lives from success oriented to happiness oriented because living a life without luxury but with happiness is far better than a life with luxury but no happiness.

On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and humbly wish that you all may get happiness in life.

Thank you!


 

Speech on Happiness 4

Good Morning Honorable Principal, Honorable Teachers and My Dear Students!

Today, this special assembly has been organized especially for the students as the whole world is celebrating “International Happiness Day”, we also wanted to spread a little happiness among children by a small celebration and for this we have invited some of the homeless children so that we could do something for their happiness. But before the celebration begins, I would like to say a few words on happiness. So, what is happiness? Although, it cannot be explained but still, it is a feeling of well being and fortunate.

You all should feel lucky that you all have got houses to live, school for education and many other facilities but there are many children who have not got these facilities and still they live happily despite of going through infinite difficulties. Every day I see many children with many facilities feels unlucky or thinks that their life is not good. This is very inappropriate behaviour of us. We should try to find happiness in everything that we have got in our lives and should feel very fortunate that we are blessed with these facilities. We feel happiness by ourselves in two ways. First, when we do anything for ourselves that makes us happy and second is when we do something for someone else that makes others happy.

In life, we should do something for others that could become a reason for their smile. Happiness always increases when we try to share them with others. We should do something for the people who are homeless or are lacking in facilities like food etc if you will do something for them then trust me, it is going to be the best feeling when you will see a smile on their faces that will came because of you and it should not be limited to the human beings but also for the other living beings also.

The most heartbreaking thing which happens for a school and parents is when students commit suicides due to the pressure of studies and sometimes of their parents. We should understand that hard work is a key to success and success is a biggest source of happiness because if there is no pain then there will be no gain. So we should prefer happiness rather than stepping back in difficulties. We should know how to find happiness in everything. Even we can defeat our difficulties easily with a smile. So, spreading happiness among living beings is a most beautiful deed that we can do in our lives. We should never give up in the hard times because at the time when we will achieve our success it will give us happiness.

On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and extend special thanks to our honorable Principal ma’am for giving us this priceless opportunity to spread felicity among people and I am feeling very proud in being a part of such a great event.

Thank you very much and I wish you all a great day ahead!