A friend invited me to a seminar early this year and suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in a room.
Now these delegates were left in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— Exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Then i remembered something my Granny once told me before she died, she said Kwame, you cannot lose when you help others to win, our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, and you will get your own happiness.
This is my message to you today
is very true