My school encourages me and my peers to do good by guiding us on a path where we work towards a goal for the world and give more back to the community than we get. This good can be done anywhere. We were taught from a young age to help and serve without any expectations. But we know that whatever good goes around comes back around.
In every session we attend, and with each morsel we eat, we express our gratitude for the privileges we have. It’s important to realize that we’re not entitled to them, and every moment in our life is a chance to earn those privileges. And we can earn them just by smiling at someone — it very often makes that person’s day!
The fact that there are people out there who are deprived of their bare necessities — child laborers, terminally ill or disabled children, grandmas and grandpas at old age homes — has started to disappoint me, but we have initiatives at school which help us to contribute and spread happiness among them on a regular basis. Every single time I’m not happy, I remind myself of all the privileges I’m granted every day, and I’m sure to get back on track, with my chin up.
Every person I make happy makes me much happier — it’s a chain of happiness that exists all the time. I’m sure it’s contagious! My school, my teachers, and I believe that every child deserves to develop the spirit of “I can!”
Look within. Happiness is not out there; it’s in you.