There can never be a straight jacket rule to determine happiness. It can be felt in the most silly things to the most enchanting moments. But, sometimes in the regular busy life, we forget to appreciate the people and things who make us happy and because of whom we feel safe and secure. We should always also keep on adding to this list of people and things which makes us happy.
1. Momsy Popsy
Oh yes. This is very predictable. They make me and Gappa happy. We both plan on a lot of things for them in the near future. I hope they always be the same, fighting, cooking together and waiting for both me and Gappa to open our bags when we visit home. It delights me to see their expressions when Gappa shops for them. They both are our cute little excited parents. I loved the thrill and pride in Momsy’s voice when I told her I got placed. She immediately informed more than half of the family, which very conveniently kept me on phone for three days continuously. I love them very very much and they are a reason for the smile on my face always.
Another very predictable person. She makes me happy. And it just does not end here. We fight like crazy sometimes, and touch wood it is only sometimes. I believe she is one of the most forgiving people I have ever met. Though, she might get cranky once in a while, I still would not have her in any other form. She is the reason behind my strength and sanity. Sometimes, I look into her eyes and feel how beautiful she is and how lucky a man would be to have her in his life. Frankly, after Pink has decided to get married, I am a little insecure and I don’t want now Gappa to leave me. But, then I am also waiting to play with her babies.
How he calms me down and how I never feel embarrassed in front of him. It is like he knows all my secrets and accepts me the way I am. I am glad I met him and I am grateful to god that we have managed to be such good friends even after going through all the hustle and bustle. It would make me really happy to see him achieve whatever he desires in life. He makes me happy for the simple reason that he is there in my life.
Yes, shopping for shoes is what makes me happy. You hurt me, you make me angry, and you want to make up for it, buy me shoes. I plan and wish to have a huge wardrobe for my shoes. And there is no upper limit to the number of pairs I want to own.
5. Making personalized gifts and cards
I wonder if after I start working I would ever get the time of making cards for people I adore. The last card I made was for Popsy last year. And the album i started making for Gappa’s birthday is still incomplete. Though, I plan to finish it before the college gets over.
Though it has been long actually very long since the last time I have planted anything, but still I love love sowing seeds and waiting for flowers to blossom. I think I have got this from Momsy and Gappa both. The colors and smell that flowers bring in our lives is beyond any explanations.
Reading anything and everything. It makes me really happy to just get involved in the story of the book and forget the real world. I love imagining the faces of characters and their locations and how I believe and hope for the best things to happen to them before I move on to the next chapter. The last book I read was Bankster by Ravi Subramanium. I am waiting to read the third book in the Meluha trilogy by Amish Tripathi.
Lately, it has dawned upon me that blogging does make me happy. It helps me give expression to my thoughts. Also, reading the wonderful accounts of people I have never met and being an audience to their experiences and thoughts, gives me a strange satisfaction.
Happiness comes in different shapes and sizes and has a different connotation for every single person on earth. It is funny how sometimes what you think will be the happiest moment in your life, takes so long to sink in that it’s real essence just disappears. What I have understood in the recent past is that no happy moment is really happy unless one is surrounded by the right people. This for surely means that happiness may come in the form of a news or event, but it definitely multiplies, when you are with the people who are your well-wishers.
So what makes you happy? Jot it down here. Maybe you will realize that what you were looking for to be happy is sitting just right next to you, and you were not able to acknowledge it. 🙂