Yesterday I went to the beauty parlour and after my grooming I paid the lady. As always the most common problem was regarding the change she had to give me in return. She searched for few minutes and said to get the change from the neighbouring shop. I went in search of it. I found the unpleasant nodding of heads and NO’s from the shopkeepers. Unable to find it I bought chocolate and received the change from a shop. I went back to the parlour , paid the lady and thought why not give her the chocolate . I gave it to her and she was pleasantly surprised and smiled back at me and I was found myself happy within fraction of seconds to see that expression.
I wonder how a simple chocolate made her happy. I know that was unexpected by the lady. Surprises are always fun and a sweet surprise is worth a lovely smile and happiness :). Probably she felt the gesture was sweet and it was a nice way of saying thank you, probably she likes chocolates, it could have made her feel special or cared for few seconds or this incident could have been the best incident of her day. I am not sure which among these is a reason for her beautiful smile but I am sure this did make her happy. Now give me a chocolate unexpectedly and I’ll say why it feels good 🙂
I found myself happy after seeing her smile. This was the best incident of my day. Now I thought why a simple act like this brought happiness. You know that feeling when you see happiness in other’s eyes because of you. How nice it feels! I sensed that! That’s a lovely feeling of happiness you get by making others happy. I think I have gained a bonus point from her and I feel she would recognize me the next time I am there and would probably give a little extra attention. One more important point is that for a chocolate-maniac like me it is a kind of generous thing to do as I don’t even like sharing chocolates sometimes 🙂 Oh yes! How can I miss this point! Eating that chocolate would have added some extra calories for my diet (which is forbidden for now :P) and would have definitely made me happy for the moment but giving it to her made me happy for the day and I am glad I didn’t use those calories to make myself happy 🙂
This incident might be very small and some of you might even feel silly about it but I feel little incidents like this adds so much more to happiness and who wouldn’t like an opportunity to smile and see others smile. As I say happiness is reciprocal, if you give someone you will always receive it back 🙂