We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. We try to find our right calling. Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school. And yet…
Happiness is about sharing. It’s experiences which show we care about others, or sharing a special moment with someone. It could be a celebrating an occasion, sharing a thought, or simply sitting by someone you love.
The happiest times in your life are usually in the presence of someone special.
So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:
“Serve others. The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy. Happiness is a shared thing.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism and poverty. Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.