Attaining Happiness

A traveler asked a shepherd: “What kind of weather are we going to have today?”
The shepherd replied, ‘The kind of weather I like.”
The traveler retorted, “How do you know it will be the kind of weather you like?’
The shepherd calmly answered, “Having found out, sir, that I cannot always get what I like, I have learned always to like what I get. So I am quite sure we will have the kind of weather I like.”

Happiness and unhappiness lie in the way we meet events, not in the nature of those events themselves. Happiness comes from deep fulfillment. If you do your work conscientiously and do not worry about what might happen, you will have nothing to disturb you.

Quote: “Very little is needed to make life happy. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”Marcus Aurelius



About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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2 Responses to Attaining Happiness

  1. joedalio says:

    I love this message and appreciate you sharing. I learn more each day that the quality of life is all about perspective. The best part is that it’s fully in our control 🙂

  2. Randeep Sood says:

    Read the quote n became more strong about it, however had been practicing in my life.More and more people people need to work like that, and the aim of education will be fulfilled to its full extent.

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