Happiness and balloons

A professor gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it and throw it in the hallway. The professors then mixed all the balloons. The students were given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no one found their balloon. At that point the professors told the students to take the first balloon that they found and hand it to the person whose name was written on it. Within 5 minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The professors said to the students: “These balloons are like happiness. We will never find it if everyone is looking for their own. But if we care about other people’s happiness…. we’ll find ours too.”

~ author unknown

Depression to I Pressed On

Once, Keanu Reeves left a post on his Facebook page addressing all his followers and fans. The message spread online at great speed.

“Can you see the people behind me? Everybody is running to work, not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get so absorbed in our daily routine that we forget to pause for a moment to enjoy the beauty of life. We are turning into real life zombies.
Lift your eyes, look directly in front of you, and remove your earphones. Say hello to someone passing by or hug someone who feels unwell. Lend a helping hand to someone. Live every day as if it were your last.”

Not many people know that I suffered from severe depression several years ago. I have never told anyone this. I had to find a way to get past her. And I realized the bitter truth: The person who did not let me be happy was myself!

Every day we live is priceless. So let’s live by it. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so start living today! ” – Keanu Reeves

Here is a proven old school remedy: