Happpiness is making a Happiness is list of your own



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I had read a story few years back which spoke about the If-Then syndrome we all suffer from. We tend to associate our happiness with various incidents of our life and in the end realise that it was all not worth it. What we forget it that happiness is a decision we need to make. It is a choice. It is everything but confusion. If you want to be happy – BE. As simply as it could be said. Why do we need a reason to be associated with it.


Many times when I am smiling in the morning or my status is a happy one I am asked for the reason and I just say because I felt so. In the morning when I got up today I felt that I should smile more today and I just did that. And if you really need reasons to be happy there are so many of them all around you. Starting with being alive, being healthy to almost everything that you can associate it with. 


There is this wonderful FB page called Happiness is where there are various cute reasons completing this sentence.  So I thought why not make my own list ~

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  • Someone learning your favourite song in your mother tongue and singing it at midnight to wish you a Happy New Year
  • Being remembered by someone whom you had long forgotten.
  • Receiving an appreciation email from the chairman of the company where you work stating he read the story written by you and loved it!
  • Being given cute-sweet-adorable nicknames by friends. (Makes me feel like a child all over again!!)
  • Hearing you inspire me from someone.
  • Laughing till 2 am chatting with friends over nothing.
  • Planning a surprise for a friend and imagining the joy it will bring along.
  • Listening to someone’s life story and suddenly feeling proud of where you have reached.
  • Looking back and smiling at all that was for you are thankful it isn’t.
  • Getting a virtual hug and feeling it as good as real.
  • Receiving surprise gifts and feeling the sender’s thoughts behind it as you hold the gift in your hands.
  • Being constantly reminded of what you mean to someone.
  • Trying something “so-unlike-you” and be complimented on it.
  • Doing what you heart says and feel content.
  •  Listening to lovely voice messages over and over again which tell me how much I am missed.
  • Getting a bundle of letters written to me over a period of time as a gift.
  • Being able to accept yourself the way you are – with all your perfect imperfections which make you YOU – uniquely YOU.
  • Falling in love all over again with LIFE, yourself and almost everything around you.
  • Being able to sing after a long bout of cold and sounding wonderful!
  • Killing someone with kindness. (Trust me it is more than just HAPPINESS!!)
  • Spending the night under a star studded sky on a full moon day talking to a loved one.
  • Feeling cared and loved by friends especially when you are unwell from faraway cities in the form of songs, messages, voice messages, pictures or just simple phone calls.
  • Spending the whole night looking at old photographs and reliving each moment.
  • Listening to a friend giggling like crazy and knowing you are reason behind it.
  • Going to sleep at night and waking up in the morning with a huge smile on your face reminding you how blessed you are!
In our eternal quest for happiness we forget the most important thing and that is:

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P.S: Recently I did something which my heart wanted to very badly. Take a break from everything and just laze around. I have been on holidays before to unwind but this time I did something I never did before. Be away from my blog. This is the lowest number of posts or writing that I have done in a long time. But then long bouts of sickness followed by haphazard changes pushed me to do this. And needless to say I am feeling happy now so much that it pushed me to write this. Needless to add this is going to be my New Year resolution. To write my happiness list daily, it surely boasts the spirits up, up and above. I will be back soon to my usual blogging, writing, looking forward to your love as always! Do like my FB page to stay updated on what I am doing when I am not here!!!


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  1. That was a cute one which made me smile all along. Yes, happiness is in the small thinhs around us that we often ignore or take for granted. Good one! :-)

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    1. Wow... am! glad it made you smile!! nothing like it.... thank you

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  2. N!!! It is so wonderful to see you here after a long time. It gives me happiness to see you do what you love! I so agree with all what you have written about happiness being a journey and not a destination. Sometimes, in our quest to fulfill our goals and accumulate materialistic things, we fail to realize that they will only bring momentary happiness. Real happiness is in the journey, the steps we take to reach where we want to go and in the people who stick with us during our journey. Thank you for always being there for me!

    Love you! Smile and stay happy!!

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    1. Sweets I love you for all that you are <3

      And it means a lot to have someone like you always by me to remind me what all I can!

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  3. Happiness is reading such awesome happy posts. I'm going to write a similar one in my space too, hope you won't mind. :)

    And welcome back to writing. Everyone needs a break at some point or the other. :)

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    1. Wowo how sweet... waiting to read your happiness list!!

      Hugs <3

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  4. Getting a virtual hug and feeling it as good as real.---- Yes, I can relate to this. :) It is good to take breaks from everything once in a while. Hope you come back refreshed. :)

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  5. Hi!
    I like the idea of a happiness list- you can always go back to it to cheer up. :) Lately, I've been upto making lists and came up with this new list called "penseive list" (penseive being borrowed from the Harry Potter series). I travel often and thus, in this list, I note down all the nice/happy things I did for the 1st time in that place! A nice happy list to go back to, just like your own! Do let me know if you'd like to check that out.
    Keep writing & sharing! :)
    -Aditi

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    1. Hey :)

      I would love to hear your list too... please do make and share your link here....looking forward to it!!!


      And your penseive list is an amazing idea....I wish I could travel like you do...

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  6. I am glad I am atleast three things on that list and therefore three reasons for your happiness...and more than what the whole post says the 'PS' conveys a lot more of what you want to say..stay happy and blessed always :)

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    1. And yes I am blessed to have friends like you...thank you so much for being there!! <3

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  7. And that's a great happiness list. Yes little things bring great joy.

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  8. Quite a nice post and one that helped me smile a lot more. Out of the points mentioned I could not believe that almost all of them have been experienced by me. And such is life that we often forget. Thank you for reminding me....

    Richa

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    1. How sweet... it's a pleasure Richa am glad to know that!! <3

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  9. Happiness is very much a choice. I believe you can choose to be miserable or choose to be happy. Several years ago I chose to be happy and to look on the bright side of things and life has rolled along much better since. ♥

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    1. Wow lucky you!!! <3

      Touchwood and best wishes to you !!

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  10. I love your happiness list, Privy! You were missed, but I can really identify with you the need for breaks in blogging from time to time. I'll be taking another week off again in December when my husband and I go to the mountains. Looking forward to the rest!
    Blessings, and glad you are feeling better!

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    1. Wow... have a safe trip!! and it feels so good to be understood with such little words. I am glad with all that we share!

      Hugs <3

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