Today I am grateful for a conversation I had with my BIL
He was explaining to me, happiness in 3 levels (I paraphrased/re-categorized/slightly reinterpreted his words) but the gist of it, is such:
The three levels of happiness
1) ME ME ME
The first Level of happiness comes from instant gratification. For example, I buy an LV bag, makes me feel important/all my friends have it/I like the design therefore I am happy.
2nd Level of happiness comes from working harder for something. I could study very hard, get a scholarship and feel happy because of my achievements
3) Acts of Service
The 3rd Level of happiness comes from helping others, giving yourself to others/carrying out acts of service for others. I guess its called altruism, where you make others happy and in turn you derive much happiness from your actions.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT on this WONDERFUL FRIDAY MORNING.
ETD in 3 days.
Sad I have to leave, but I know this will always be my home and I will always be back to visit. There’s skype/facetime/gchat/whatsapp so I’ll just suck it up and be POSITIVE!!
WHEEEEEEEE. 5 months of waiting turned into 11 months, therefore the sweetness of getting my VISA is 2.2 times better!