Happiness for Others

It’s funny how a simple tweet from Cat firmly validated everything I’ve been feeling these past few months—IMMENSE and INTENSE happiness for the people around me. Just like Cat, I am a sucker for happy moments and I love celebrating milestones both big and small. I’m that annoying friend on Instagram who gets gigil over your babies and posts useless comments like “GAAAHHHH!” or “HOMAYGADANGKYOT!”. I’m the serial liker of cheesy exchanges between boyfriends and girlfriends over FB with an overload of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ just to show you how kilig I am. If a person posts a status about a new job, I quietly rejoice for a good 10 seconds before scrolling the page further down.  What can I say.. I thrive when people around me are happy. Call me shallow, call me silly, call me naive, JUST DONT CALL ME MAYBE unless you want to get shot *loads shotgun*…seeing NICE people happy gives me goosebumps, like really NICE as in YOU DESERVE A MEDAL kind of people.When these folks get what they’ve always wanted in a time when they’ve needed it the most, that’s what makes ME happy! 

Being HAPPY for yourself when good things happen is a GIVEN. But being HAPPY for OTHERS, wow, that is a GIFT. If you get a raise, you win the lotto, you graduate magna cum laude–then being happy is almost like a DUH moment. You have to be happy for yourself! But if you’re going through a rough time, your life is in shambles, you can barely make ends meet–and yet, you still find yourself feeling HAPPY for a friend, your sister, your officemate–then that my friend, is a TRUE HEART OF HAPPINESS. And if God has blessed you with this kind of heart—a heart free of envy of other people’s successes, a heart free of judgments, a heart free of selfishness and pride, then celebrate! If you can actually step out of your own body–and feel the joy for someone else, that is the most amazing feeling ever..to actually feel happiness beyond your own, yan talaga ang nakakakilig!:)

13 Responses to Happiness for Others

  1. You are beautiful inside and out, Patty. I once asked your advice about an abusive boyfriend and you replied with a long email right away. Thank you. :) God bless you and Patrick. *hugs*

  2. Awww… This is so true. I’ve been seeing a lot of happy posts lately as well and I can’t help but be kilig too! :) Ahhh… simple joys but it feels like genuine happiness!

    I really like this line- “And if God has blessed you with this kind of heart—a heart free of envy of other people’s successes, a heart free of judgments, a heart free of selfishness and pride, then celebrate! If you can actually step out of your own body–and feel the joy for someone else, that is the most amazing feeling ever..” :)

  3. You make me smile Patty every time i read your blogs :) You’re such an inspiration.. hi from Dubai.. Rhea

  4. I mean *just…sorry typo error…But yeah, I love this entry.:)I really make it a point to check your blog for new posts. It’s nice to know that you love Forever 21 too. I read a post about it. ^^

  5. Your blog is literally outpouring with happiness.
    Your posts always serve as my “charger” whenever I get “lowbat” at work. Without rants, bragging, and nonsense, positive lahat. Thank you for keeping me awake every midnight. (I do my online work at night and your blog serves as my “coffee break”.)

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