Friday, January 14, 2011

SO, WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

Happiness as they say is just a state of mind. It does not take much to make one’s own self happy. Own self you ask? In this fast paced selfish world it’s important to take care of your own whims and fancies, I think!


One fine day I decided to pen down all the things that make me happy. The most fulfilling and satisfying form of happiness is the one that comes effortlessly, usually through the most trivial sources. The kind of happiness which makes you go hmmm, life is good! I love to find happiness in small things and happenings of life.

So, here is a short list of the stuff that makes me happy.

  1. Sunshine falling on my skin, making me feel alive. (Not the scalding hot one, but the pleasant bright one!)  
  2. Flowers. In any shape, size, variety! They never fail to uplift my mood.
  3. A great cup of coffee. Not the machine one, real stuff with the right amount of sugar and milk.
  4. Small kids, babies. I love kids. Period.
  5. Shoes! Buying a pair of “my kind of shoes” can keep me happy for days altogether. 
  6. Talking about good’ old times with friends/family.
  7. Reading a good book.
  8. Publishing a post. YOUR POST HAS BEEN PUBLISHED. This line causes a light fluttering in my heart!!!!  
  9. A slice of pizza with a lotta cheese! 
  10. Cooking. This is one of my recent fixations. Experts say it won’t be in this list for too long!
  11. Looking at old pictures. Rewinding each memory associated with them makes me happy.
  12. Shopping. Well, obviously.
  13. Watching an old favourite movie! Repeating all the dialogues!
  14. Some soul stirring music. I am currently listening to- How am I Supposed to live without you by Michael Bolton.
  15. The feel when the wind blows my hair.
  16. Listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahib and the point when tears flow without any reason.
  17. Singing in an empty room or on the terrace or talking and praying to God!
  18. The days when all my family members are together.
  19. Painting. I am no great a painter but the experience rejuvenates me. The freedom on using colours on the canvas is so so so enlivening.
  20. Sitting on a beach. Watching the water rise and fall. Bring living and non-living stuff on the shore. Watching the sun go down. The sounds. Sigh!
  21. A good sleep that totally freshens you up!
  22. The feel when you get on like a house on fire with someone on the first meet.

Alright I will stop at 22, because I ll be 22 years old next month (stupid reason, I know!).
One last thing, writing down this whole list of things, also made very happy :)


stay happy, stay blessed!

25 comments:

  1. Small things give soo much happiness ..don't they? :)

    Some of the things that make me happy-:) Amul butter in super market(here you don't get it easily:D) and of course reading good post on blogspot :)

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  2. Sneha
    be happy forver in life. Small things gives us immense happiness.Mine i sipping a cutting in the monsoon,doing stuffs i love to--catching wid old pals and superb post.Tis one making me super duper happy.
    Spread the cheers:)

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  3. God, I want pizza now!

    Pizza, music, and babies make me VERY happy. As does eating good (not necessarily healthy, lol) food with close friends and family and sharing memories and fun times!

    Oh, rain!!! Rain is THE number one source of my happiness ... no, wait, my niece (15 months old) is the number one source right now. Oh, I don't know; all I know is that I loooooooooove rain!

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  4. happiness is indeed a state of mind. And sometimes seeing others happy and saying it aloud and listing such simple reasons makes you even more happier.

    :)
    Yes, I am happy.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  5. @ prasad

    agreed! but amul butter? really? *scratching my head*

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  6. @ vishal

    small things are the bestest, aren't they? m very glad this made you happyy!!
    cheers :-)

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  7. @ serinity


    hunny i saw the pic of your neice in your blog. is she beautiful or what!!! she will indeed rule the world as mentioned by you!

    pizza, i want one tooo and unhealthy food is what i swear by too :-)

    hmmm rains sound good too, not good happy :)

    stay happy!!

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  8. @Blasphemous Aesthete

    a toast to happiness then :)
    thanks for commenting :-)

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  9. wow!
    I guess few of the things btw us match! Like the sea, pizza, babies, pray!!
    nice background!!

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  10. ye post apni bahan ke saamne padh raha hun....uski aur meri ek hi opinion hai...'beautiful post'

    achha lagta hai jab bahut dino baad blog pe aaun wapas aur aisi post padhne ko mile :)

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  11. beautiful
    absolutely beautiful
    loved the post

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  12. @ abhi

    tahnkq ji, aapko and behna ko bhi :-)

    where have you been? were absent from the blogging arena for a long time!

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  13. hey dost..u like coffee? chal dubai aana..i will make better south indian coffee (filtered) than yr starbucks ones..check it out..hey what a pleasant post ya...

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  14. @ R. Ramesh

    hey i love south indian filter coffee.! i am seriously considering a visit to du du dubaiiii!

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  15. @ BHNU. life is about smiling

    hey thanks a lot buddy!

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  16. wow.. i just read this !! Made me smile ... Ghosh i need to read this every day to remind me to be grateful for so many tiny things in life that can make you happy !!!! lovely post sepo :) :)

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  17. everythng is fake and bullshitt except Your family...happiness is found in family not outsiders...they always come and go..love yourself and ur family it gives u true happiness

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