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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Be Happy!


I have always believed that biggest of joys lie in smallest of things and thus for me things like an unexpected email or a call from a cousin/friend, the chirping of birds are all worth looking forward to. What is life sans happiness? Life then becomes a long day, scorching and dull. Small joys are like patches of cool shade. Happiness to me means a state where you feel light as a cloud and completely at home with your body and soul, where no rush or nervousness gets hold of you and you stay in a blissful state of mind. Even if only for some time, this state is a must for a healthy life.

I am an animal lover to the core! I adore cute beings like kittens, puppies, birds, squirrels, cows esp calves and derive immense joy by cuddling and stroking them. Even by just watching their antics from a distance is enough for me to spend the whole day in a light mood. Every morning before breakfast, I keep some peanuts and rice in the veranda for birds and squirrels along with some water and when they come jumping there with alert eyes, I feel so happy! Taking long walks in noiseless and natural areas too gives me much happiness. Walking has always been cathartic for me and if accompanied by a friend or a nice acquaintance, it becomes doubly enjoyable. Slow and steady walking gives one much time to muse upon things that are often ignored in the hustle-bustle of the routine life.

I believe happiness cannot reach your soul till it is shared. The best way to cure one’s own wound is to stitch others’. Expensive things have limited happiness quotient but all the things that are vague like smiles, sharing, spending time together, cracking jokes, walks and careless banter seem far more precious and memorable in the long run. Small acts of charity, if done regularly, can make you a far more positive person and it is a tried and proven fact. Relieving someone of mental or physical trauma is the real meaning of happiness and we do not need a formal set up or a structure for that. I try to keep helping as much I comfortably can and happiness fills my heart to the brim when I see something positive coming out of these little mundane efforts.

Another simple thing that makes me happy is feasting on‘gol-gappas’! I can have them all the time, all day. I have tried all the permutations and combination of this snack and can call myself a ‘gol-gappa’ aficionado! A simple plate of this awesome snack seems far tastier than some high sounding cheesy pizza. I have a thing for Indian snack for they are are so damn effective in letting go of all the stress!

Happiness is not a destination; it is the very journey one needs to enjoy. Finding joy in simple things like a child’s clever answer, an old person’s blessings or a joke shared with pals is what brings real sunshine and color into our lives.

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26 comments:

  1. Happiness is everything. And I thank you for this post that reminds us all of the very essence of it all.

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    1. Hi Blogoratti

      Yes very true! Thanks a lot, I am really glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  2. You my type of person Ankita. Our philosophies match splendidly. On golgappas yes you can keep gobbling them up at all hours 24/7

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    1. Hello Sir,

      That's great! same pinch on that :D

      yes, I can have them 24*7!! hehe :)

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  3. I liked the penultimate para that says 'Happiness is not a destination........"

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    1. Hello Nana

      Thanks a lot!! I ma really glad you liked it :)

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  4. Great writing! True that a happiness when shared is just so beautiful :)

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    1. Hi Uma

      Thanks a lot!! I am so happy you enjoyed it! Yes, happiness is nothing if not shared :)

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  5. My furry family members (and all other animals) always make me happy. My cats and bunnies always cheer me up when I am sad!

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    1. Hi Katrin

      I agree! animals give much happiness!! :)

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  6. i agree that happiness is not a destination but a journey..

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    1. Hi Renu

      Yes, I agree. I am happy that you enjoyed it :)

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  7. Yummy golgappa is my fav tooo...
    A very nice post Ankita :)

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    1. Hi Loco

      Yes, I just love that snack!! Thanks a lot! i am so glad you liked it :)

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  8. You're so right, happiness is internal and shines out. The outside may enhance your happiness, but cannot create it. Nice post. And thanks for popping in!

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    1. Hi Shadow

      Yes, I agree. Thanks a lot! I am so happy that you enjoyed it :)

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  9. Golgappas.. I guess they're the best friend of every girl..!!
    very beautifully written and contemplated about things which bring happiness in our lives!

    Cheers

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    1. Hi Geetika

      Yes, rightly said!! I justtt love feasting on them!!

      Thanks a lot, I am so happy that you liked this post :)

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  10. Happiness is within ourselves, our choice. We just need to be happy to feel happy. It's so simple, and yet we complicate it :-)

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    1. Hi Amrit

      yes, it is really simple but we are always hell bent on complicating things! :)

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  11. I share your views about happiness, Ankita!
    I love Golgappas too! Ready to have LOTS anytime :) :)
    Wishing all of us LOTS OF HAPPINESS for a lifetime :)

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    1. Hi Anita

      Thanks a lot! same pinch! yay!, I am crazy for this snack!! hehehe! :D

      Thanks a lot dear and I wish the same for you as well :)

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  12. The entire human life is a struggle to be happy. When we find such a moment we need to cherish it. And little moments of joy are of the best kind. :-)

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    1. Hi Kanthu

      Yes, very true. You seem to be a fan of Arthur Schopenhauer.

      :)

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