4 Happy Stories To Live A Life Full of Joy & Happiness


Short Happy Stories That Show How To Live A Life Full of Happiness


“One of the most beautiful truths about time and life is that you do not know what is going to happen in the future. But one thing is certain that those who are intended to use them most will get the most.”

– Pawan Pratap Singh

Short Happy Stories

Happy Short Stories To Live A Life Full of Joy & Happiness: These are some of the wonderful stories that will tell you how you should live your life in order to get the supreme level of satisfaction. The principles encountered in the stories will not only inspire you but will lead you on a journey of life that will bring about the potential change.

If you are feeling pretty low in your life because of relationship or economical problems, do not discourage at all as you will find a great deal of inspiration in these stories. I am sure by reading these stories one can bring positive feelings in his or her life.

These stories are like magic words and possess the capability to spark the hope and confidence within you that will help you live wisely. If you are looking forward to reading more motivational stories please go to our Story Section.

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1. What Is The True Wealth: A Brilliant Story on Happiness

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh yeah,” said the son. “So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.” “We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.” “Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.” “We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.”

“We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.” “We buy our food, but they grow theirs.” “We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.” With this the boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”

Moral of The Story: Contentment is the greatest treasure. They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

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Wonderful Stories That Show How To Live A Happy Life

2. Control Your Desires: A Short Story on Happiness

King Pyrrhus of Epirus was highly ambitious and he was always fighting with nearby kingdoms. Once he was approached by his friend Cyneas and asked, “If you conquer Rome, what will you do next, sir?

Pyrrhus replied, “Sicily is next door and will be easy to take.”

“And what shall we do after Sicily is taken?”

“Then we will move over to Africa and sack Carthage.”

“And after Carthage, sir?”

“The turn of Greece will come.”

“And what, may I ask, will the fruit of all these conquests be?”

“Then,” said Pyrrhus, “we can sit down and enjoy ourselves.”

“Can we not,” said Cyneas, “enjoy ourselves now?”

Moral of The Story: Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

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3. The Joy of Giving: A Story About Real Happiness

“Son! Take these two pieces of sweetmeat. Eat the bigger piece yourself and give the smaller one to your friend”. “Okay mother”, said the boy and went over to his friend. He gave the bigger piece, instead, to his friend and himself started eating the smaller one. The mother was observing this through the window.

She called the boy back and chided him saying: “You naughty boy! I had told you to keep the bigger piece for yourself and give the smaller one to your friend. Why did you do the opposite”? The child replied innocently: “Mother, I feel greater joy in giving more and more to others and keeping as little as possible for myself.”

The mother becomes somber. For a long time, she was engrossed in deep thought, reflecting on the generous nature of the child. The boy was later known as one of the most famous freedom fighters of India – Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Moral of The Story: The joy of giving supersedes all other pleasures.

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A Short Story on Knowledge And Happiness By Confucius

4. A Story That Tells What It Takes To Be Happy

The disciples of Confucius often asked to request him to show them someone who has attained the ultimate knowledge of God. One day while touring with them the latter took them to a cave where an ascetic was engrossed in singing devotional songs. The disciples curiously asked him to enlighten them about divine knowledge. The saint felt disturbed by their interruption and asked them to leave him alone…

They all quickly moved ahead. As per the direction of their master, now they went to meet an oil trader in a village. He was a kind person and people used to have high regard for him. The disciple humbly asked him – “We have heard that you have attained the true knowledge of God”. Could you tell us what and where do we find him?

The dutiful, honest trader smiled and said pointing to his ox, this cattle is like God for me. It is only because of him that I can run the oil extracting machine; thus though indirectly, he only sustains my life and raises my family. I also love him and take due care of him. We are both very happy with each other and I have no worries in my life.

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Be Happy And Make Others Happy

With more confusion in their minds, the disciples continued their journey ahead. Now, Confucius took them to a small house where an old woman was weaving cotton threads on a small handloom in the compound. She appeared to be happy from within. Several children of the colony were playing around her.

She was sometimes talking to them, laughing with them, and also warning and preaching to them some things in between. The team of visitors repeated their question before her. She said – “I see and feel God everywhere around me. Look He is playing there. He is also in you and me. There is no moment when He is away from us. Now the master brought the disciples back and explained –

Moral of The Story: Hope you have now got the gist of the ultimate knowledge of God. Be happy and make others happy in all circumstances – this is the secret of this true knowledge and this is true devotion to God.

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“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain.”

– Vivian Greene

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