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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