The mere word ‘balloons’ gives various impressions in your mind, doesn’t it? The first imagery that comes to your mind might be of a room full of colourful balloons or that of a balloon seller standing on the side of a road with a bunch of balloons tied to his pole. The work of this balloon seller selling star shaped balloons, round balloons, long balloons, short balloons and balloons of all shapes and colours including the plain balloons and printed balloons is quite difficult as he has to stand under the harsh weather conditions in order to sell his balloons and make a living out of it. Balloons mean a lot of things to many people; however, balloons have some important roles to play in the lives of some people such as:
Balloons are a Source of Livelihood
Though the work of this balloon seller is quite difficult, sometimes even more than you can think of; his work is a fulfilling one! Why? His job is fulfilling because, as a true salesperson, he is quite often successful in attracting his customers – the small children successfully towards him and clinching a successful sale quite often. His work is fulfilling because he is selling happiness rather than merely selling a product (balloon in this case). Certainly, the balloons of different shapes such as Star Shape Balloons and round shape balloons and balloons of different types including plain balloons and printed balloons do spread a lot of happiness and cheer among the people. No! Here we are not only talking about the children who get a balloon in their hand and are free spirited and happy because their small demand was met. But this group of people who get happy seeing balloons include people from all age groups and also include you, isn’t it?
Balloons are Mandatory in Celebrations
Balloons are an integral part of any celebration that happens in your life isn’t it? Whether it is a birthday party or a marriage function or even a congratulatory event to celebrate someone’s success and acknowledge their achievement, balloons are included not only in decorating the spaces but also to wish them happiness and luck for their achievement and future endeavours. Therefore! Balloons play an important role in celebrations – and celebrations make your lives happy, enjoyable, and hopeful. Hence, it can be said that the balloons not only spread happiness but balloons are also deeply related to spreading hope.
Balloons are a Source of Hope
Yes! Truly a balloon or a bunch of balloons can even today lift a dying spirit, irrespective of the age of people and their professions. Balloons can fill a mind that has lost hope for a certain reason and is filled with despair with a balloon full of hope – hope to fly free in the sky of their ambition; hope to soar high and reach the stars as they had planned. In short, balloons in whatever form has always given everyone with hope and happiness. As people say “Hope is like a balloon; it can’t soar to the heavens if you hold it by the strings.” Similarly, a balloon held high and often let loose carelessly or even on purpose would surely make a positive impact on life in various ways.
History of Balloons
While the topic of balloons and happiness is being described in detail, it is also important to give due credit to the people who have helped in making the use of balloons such a popular affair. As they say, need is the mother of all invention. Even the invention of balloons was due to a need – a need to send information sometimes coded and sometimes urgent. Yes! The earliest balloons have been believed to be used by the people for communication (especially in case of military and defence communication such as signalling a team to do something) or for urgent transportation of some kind. Further, such balloons have also been believed to be used for some kinds of scientific experiments that require specific atmospheric conditions such as low air pressure or moisture conditions.
However, the invention of the first rubber balloon is recorded in the year 1824 when Michael Faraday invented the first rubber balloon for use in his laboratory. Basically, he wanted to store the gases that he was using in his laboratory for his experiments within these balloons. However, balloons have been used even before that though the external material of the balloon might not be rubber. Initial balloons used in the 1790s used hydrogen gas to fulfil their purposes.
Gradually, even the field of balloons have had their development and these days there are a variety of balloons to choose from depending upon the occasion, the purpose, and the person such balloons are intended for. There are balloons which fly high and there are balloons which stay down. There are balloons which are filled with water and there are balloons which are filled with Helium. Each one serves their distinct purposes and therefore choose your balloon and spread happiness, cheer, and hope around your and everywhere, today and everyday!!