It starts with realising how happy you are.

We all wish to be happy, but sometimes we overlook the happiness we already have. 


If we win the lottery and get one hundred million yen, we may think that we are happy. 

But what if you had to give up your eyesight or hearing in exchange for one hundred million yen? 

If you were offered several hundred million yen in exchange for losing your eyesight and hearing, would you accept it? 

 I'm sure you'd say no. 


If so, you already have something that is worth more than a few hundred million yen. 

Your body is worth more than hundreds of millions yen. 

 We already have it. 


You may not be feeling grateful and happy for such things. 


Every day we have air to breathe, water to drink, and food to satisfy your appetite. 

We are unable to survive if they were not given to us every day. 

We are living today because we have been given these things. 


But we don't realize how much we have to be thankful for and how happy we are. 


First of all, let's think about the happiness we have already been given. 

Think about the happiness that you are given every day. 

 The more we realize how happy we are, the happier we will be. 

 Instead of complaining about what we are missing in our life, let's think about the happiness we have. 

Happiness is always with you. 

 Translated by Yuki Naito