What has your mind got to do with it?

June 22, 2009

Who do you think is happier – a person who has just about enough to eat or a person wallowing in the lap of luxury?

My answer is – whoever makes up their mind to be happy. Samuel Langhorne Clemes a.k.a Mark Twain  says ” You are as happy as you make up your mind to be ” What a simple yet profound statement, isn’t it? Beauty of it is that you can’t blame another for your state of mind, it is all in your hands. Sachin and I have our little trick to keep count of our happy times. Ever since our courtship days, we would say “This is happiness” aloud and to each other when we are happy/content/at peace or the like. It may sound quirky  but it is probably why we remember happy times more than the scrapes we have been in the last 5 years. 🙂

I wouldn’t want to take away from the simplicity of Mark Twain’s quote with a long winded post. So I end this post with a happy romantic song playing in my heart. Surely you would write in with your thoughts? I would love to hear your “tips and tricks” to be happy. 🙂


13 Responses to “What has your mind got to do with it?”

  1. Happiness … is waking up early on a Sunday and knowing you really do not need to wake up early …and then drift back into the unfinished dream……you have hit the best note on a Monday morning….good stuff !!

    • thethoughtfultrain said

      Happiness is .. when I get a sweet comment 5 minutes since I hit the Publish button! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Prabodh said

    I do truly agree Happy is one who makes up from mind……We act as per our heart and mind….And Thnks to make me remember the song ‘”Jab koi Baat Bigaad jai “(But this songs leads to make me remember of late dear frnd whose ring tone was the same..:(

  3. ajcl said

    sent comment on email.

  4. manchitra said

    Happiness is definitely frm.the mind. have an open mind. smile more often,.a few hugs all this helps to pull on in the most difficult circumstances.

  5. nish said

    Happiness!!! woats that ?????:)( i have seen people who have tangled up nerves…. cry wen they are happy and laugh wen their saad …guess the real happiness is when u can smile no matter u are happy or sad!

    • thethoughtfultrain said

      Thats exactly my point worded in a different way … Thanks for looking in Nish .. Be happy always!

  6. Ramesh said

    This is happiness. Loudly. Whenever I come to read your blog ….

  7. Just call me 'A' said

    we are we we choose to be :). The state of mind!

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