Yesterday was my birthday, our family went to Chonlapratan Thai Temple in Nonthaburi that its atmosphere really always give me my peaceful mind.
We have been there many times to practise our Buddhist’s way. We calmly found the place that we wanted to make a morning pray and went to offer our preparation lunch to 5 monks among nearly a hundreds monks and a lots of Buddhist ‘s admirers. Suddenly the rain came down heavily, so all of us just laugh happily, ran and tried to find a shelter. This event really gave me an idea to write today.
If someone asks what happiness is? Many people will share the same answer “Wealthy”. They all think wealthy can bring them all necessary comforts that people need!
After 46 years of socialising with thousands of people , from my point of view, I can get some suggestion that happiness depends on ages consideration. Infants are simply happy when the have been feed and been gently hold. 5-9 Years old ones enjoy so much when they receive their new toys, Teenagers always have full of smiled when they get high technology gifts. Working women and men are pleased with their luxury toys.
So all difference tastes came from all difference backgrounds. But for me now if I were asked, I have found my happiness. Since I was little, I was born in a warmth and kind heart family and now I have my own family which might not be perfect and we have to work hard to earn our living as middle class family as in general. But I am so happy. So my happiness is being with my supportive understanding beloved family and believing in my Buddhist’s thought of staying at the present moment. Try and you will find your happiness as I am!