Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Secret of Happiness

It's rainy season in Labuan Bajo, West Flores, Indonesia.

In such a small town like this, what can you do when the rain starts to pour down heavily? One can't escape to a shopping mall, killing time by checking out products that are shown nicely in the glass windows, tempting the customers to buy by putting some manequins with ideal body postures so that any clothes will look good on those "human-sized-Barbie-dolls" but will be too big or too small if you put them on your own body because they stich some pins behind those manequins' bodies, or.. if one is tired of walking around in the freezing shopping mall, one can simply sit in one of the coffee shops sipping a cup of coffee which would cost him/her a fortune, just because it's branded.


There's no such thing in this small town. One can decide to stay at home or chill in a local restaurant. For me, I prefer to stay at home, reading a book in my bedroom, while listening some Bossanova music with the sound of the rain as the backsound. What a lovely afternoon.

And in that afternoon, I find some very nice words from the book that I'm reading read, titled "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom. In one of the chapters, it discusses, "What is the secret of happiness?

And the answer is...

"Be satisfied"
"Be grateful"
"For what you have. For the love you receive. And for what God has given you".

I smile deeply and think how true it is.

8 comments:

123 123 said...

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TRIMATRA said...

hohoho...meski kulit sama namun konten berbeda. ...okeh gapapa ;))

nila tanzil said...

@ Trimatra: maksudnya apa ya?

**:´¯`·­»N@n£imØ«­·´¯`·** said...

wow.. makin indah aja ni postingannya.. berkarakter banget...
kayaknya aku naksir berat nih ma kmu.. eh,,, blog km mbak.. hehhe:D
saking naksirnya... aku pernah review kmu skaligus blog kmu..
sumbernya sih dari JPNN, tapi ga apa alah yg penting aku suka.. jarang2 juga blogger indonesia sperti kamu :D
salam kompak selalu.. Lanjutkan Perjuangan. Siip..
ni link post aku tentang kamu.
http://www.sungaikuantan.com/2009/03/nila-tanzil-tebar-inspirasi-traveling.html

Shrikrishna... said...

Really nice secret...
Nice to read the blog with the same title as that of me...
Life is really beautiful... I am there on http://sri-krishnasmile4u.blogspot.com

nila tanzil said...

@N@nsimo: thanks ya! seneng dah mampir2x di blog ku, makasih juga utk reviewnya di sungaikuantan.com :)

@Shrikrishna: life is beautiful, indeed! greetings from Indonesia!

ziyad said...

I love to read your post mbak, it;s not too long but full with inspiration and nutritious words...

ziyad said...

I love reading your post mbak, it's not too long, but full with inspiration and nutritious wording...