SHORT STORY: “A tail of happiness” (from an older post)

(Author unknown)

Once there was this kitten that was chasing its tail. It just chased it and chased it.

An older wiser cat came along and he watched this kitten. The cat watched the kitten for a long time. Then he asked the kitten, “Kitten, why do you chase your tail?”


The kitten replied, “Because I will find happiness in my tail.”

The old cat watched for a time longer then he said, “I, too, used to chase my tail because I thought I would find happiness there. But I realized that I didn’t need to chase my tail for wherever I went it seemed to follow.”

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And the old cat got up and walked away with his tail flicking behind.


“Wherever you go, there you are”… We cannot go through life chasing after “happiness”  and hoping to “find” it. Happiness is an inner state of being. It has nothing to do with “having” or “achieving”. It is a choice. We can choose at each moment how we want to experience life. We are in charge of how you react to people and events in our lives.ll








5 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog and commented:

    from a previous post 🙂

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  2. PK says:

    A beautiful story!
    Happiness depends on our frame of mind! Counting our blessings and enjoying things that we have will increase our happiness! An attitude of gratitude also helps!

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    1. I totally agree with you PK, cultivating an attitude of gratitude through our lives help us to see things with a different perspective and to focus on all the blessings we do have! Thank you for your beautiful comment! 🙂

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  3. LindaP says:

    Wonderful post Amira!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! ❤ 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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