Motivational Corner: Look for what brings happiness

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By Beatrice Sithole Email: sbeatrice033@gmail.com

Dale Carnage related a story of a man who suffered from intestinal ulcer and it aggravated to a dangerous level.  Doctors informed him that he had very little time to live.

They insinuated that it would be wise for him to make funeral arrangements.   Suddenly, Hani – the patient – made a spontaneous decision.  

He thought to himself that if he had such little time left to live, why not enjoy it to the utmost? He thought, ‘how often have I wished to travel the world before I die.  

This is certainly the chance to realise my dreams.’ He bought his ticket and when the doctors became aware of his plans they were shocked.

They said to him, ‘ we strongly warn you, if you go forward on this journey you will be buried at the bottom of the ocean.’ Their arguments were in vain and he only answered ,’ No, nothing of that sort will happen.  I have promised my relatives that I will come back to be buried in the family plot.

He thus began his trip of mirth and joy.  He wrote to his wife saying, I eat the most delicious of dishes on the cruise ship.  I read poetry, and I eat tasty fatty foods that I have hither to refrained from.

I have enjoyed life during this period more than I have in my entire previous life. Dale Carnage claimed that the man became cured of his sickness and that the liberating path he took is the one that is successful in defeating disease and pain.  

The moral of; happiness and calmness are frequently more effective than the doctors’ pills. Since time immemorial it is a known fact that happiness cures many ailments that might have been deemed incurable by people in the medical fraternity.

 I have heard of people who spent half of their lifetime believing that they were sicklings.   They would follow a very strict diet; friends and relative treated them like invalids, only to learn later on in their lives that there was nothing wrong with them.

All that they needed was to have a positive mindset. They needed a large dose of happiness and calmness in their lives.  They needed to pamper themselves with a lot of love and care.  

We all need to look within ourselves and find what brings us happiness.  We need to work hard towards achieving that which makes us enjoy living and we will be amazed at how many ailments we will cure without taking any form of treatment from the doctors.

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