Happiness can not be obtained by gold and silver treasures. Happiness – just like pearls in the depths of the sea – needs a clever diver who masters the craft of discovery. Happiness is your positions, your words, your hopes, and your realistic, hopeful, optimistic and bright look at life. Search inside yourself; there is a precious treasure in your depths. Only when you find out your inside treasure, you know the meaning of life.

Happiness can be found in a smile of an innocent child, in a truthful tongue, in a forgiving tolerant heart, in a gift free of reproach or injury, in compassionate love and in a noble purpose.  It can be found when a distress is relieved, when a grace is achieved and when an hour of hard work is followed by comfort, success and pleasure.

The true meaning of happiness can not be defined by eyesight, or measured by quantity, or contained in safes, nor bought with dollars. It can be defined in a tranquil soul, in a peaceful heart, in a gladdened chest and in a comfort conscience. It can be felt in a sweet magic word from a delicate voice urging life, vigour and energy, in a serene soul, in a pure heart, and in a blessed legacy.  The poor may find it while the rich fail.

Written by: Hany Murad

Translated by Amany el-Morshidy

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