Happiness!

“Be Grateful always for everything and everyone at every moment”

Jing-Si Aphorism by Master Cheng Yen

My family and I always grateful on what we have and we want to relieve others from suffering and bring happiness to others whenever we can.

During the 1st day of Chinese New Year, we went to old folks home to offer breakfast to elderly people. We hope we can bring a moment of happiness and joy to them in this auspicious day.

My gratitude to a group of friends who gave donation generously to buy groceries items to the old folk home.

The most touching effort was from my mother, she made steamed pumpkin bun for the elderly person.

My mom spent more than 4 hours to make the steamed pumpkin bun. Her only wish was to bring a slight happiness to serve elderly people.

My mom spent more than 4 hours to make the steamed pumpkin bun. Her only wish was to bring a slight happiness to serve breakfast to elderly people during the 1st day of CNY.

She can steam only 15 bun per time. She took 5 times to make 75 bun. Amazing effort!

She can steam only 15 bun at one time. She took 5 times to make 75 buns. Amazing effort!

Yellowish bun, it's  similar to shinning blessing light from Buddha.

Yellowish bun, it’s similar to shinning blessing light from Buddha. May all beings be Well and Happy!

A basket of bun full of love,  sharing spirit and may all beings be well and Happy!

A basket of steamed pumpkin bun full of love, sharing spirit of  happiness and joy.

Besides, we offered breakfast, we also gave them Ang Pau, Wish them happy, Fortunate cookies and chocolate to cheer their life and smile always!

Besides breakfast, we also gave Ang Pau, Wish them happy, Fortunate cookies and chocolate to cheer their life and make them smile…

Share your great love with others whenever you can. Don’t wait and Don’t give any excuses. It was great to see smiling faces from others and it was so blessed to give rather than receive.

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.

It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”

By Dalai Lama

12 responses to “Happiness!

  1. now I know where your kind heart came from..its from your sweet mom…bless you for having such a wonderful mother..!
    btw..GONG XI FA CAI..to you and your family..
    *where’s my ang pao..? 😀

  2. What a beautiful way to welcome the new year – and they do look delicious. May her kindness come back to her throughout the year – and may your new year be filled with blessings, laughter, joy and love.

  3. I wish you and your family a wonderful Chinese New Year! It looks like the celebration is celebrated in the best and most beautiful of ways! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Many warm greetings to your mother! She is an excellent cook with a very big heart. Sharon

  4. What a beautiful thing for you, your family, and friends to do in celebration of Chinese New Year. Your mother’s pumpkin buns were beautiful, and I am certain they brought a lot of joy to the elderly people. I wish you and your family a peaceful and beautiful Chinese New Year, as well as long life and good fortune.

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