We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
I frequently feel happy. But I feel that such happiness is short-term when classified according to the dimension of time. I have not yet followed the scientific process to discover the procedure of experiencing real happiness. It may be a lifelong pursuit, as others firmly stand by. Others would, however, say that happiness is real when you finally shed tears of joy.
On Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:34 PM, I received an e-mail from Jack Ong, the Advancement Executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants- Southeast Asia.
The first two sentences wrote,Dear Usls-01 team,Congratulations – you’ve been shortlisted as the 2014 GBC Philippines finalist!The local final will be on 20 June and further details to be announced later.
That e-mail actuated real seventh heaven (TEARS). I haven’t really felt such ecstatic. Believe it or not, I got goosebumps all over my body. I even felt them in my head, as if some of my hair strands lifted. The ridge in my throat almost disappeared as my voice seemingly feigned a female pitch when I shouted praises to the Lord. As I swept the curtains aside, my Mom shifted her sight to me; she asked me why my smile was overly projected. I told her, “Mom, we made it to the Finals of the Global Business Challenge.” Of course, we weren’t speaking in English. Rather, we were communicating in Hiligaynon, a Filipino dialect and my mother tongue.
Tears of joy flowed flawlessly from my delightful eyes. I was really happy. Everytime I recall that moment, those scenes flash through my mind in comely transitions, markedly affecting my sensibilities. Ambivalent emotions, as they are called, yet I know which one outweighs the other.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Happy Joy Joy.”