A couple of months back I have posted on Why you should be happy. Anyone asking for reasons to be happy, please make sure you read this post before continuing.
It is very easy to answer when someone asks you what you do not have. The list would be long. But, if asked what you have, we think a bit.
Try yourself, and see.
Its usual, we all have several good things in our life that go unnoticed unless we sit and think about it.
Now, it’s that time to sit, relax and review the things – however small or big it is.
Here you go.
1. Waking up before the Sun
Irrespective of what time I sleep, waking up before the alarm or the sun goes up certainly keep me getting up with a big smile.
2. Viewing the morning sunrise out of my window
Who will not like the orangish-red sun peeping out of its home in the morning? Yes, I love to see such scenes every day. When I travel to the mountain, I will not fail to wait for the sun to rise from behind the mountain.
3. Hot coffee and newspaper in the morning
First thing in the morning. A filtered coffee, hot & fresh, on one hand, and a book to paper or magazine on the other. Heaven!
4. Super pure Smiles of the Kids
Kids, we all love them. Every time I see a kid trying to walk with a balance all my sorrows will melt like snow.
5. Blooming buds in my garden
I love watching those colors in the garden. Especially the new rose that is just ready to bloom make me so happy.
6. The smell of the fresh mud in the first few drops of rain
Wow, don’t remind me. I am still surprised what stopped me from eating those fresh mud after the first rain.
7. Dancing in the rain with my kids
Rain is something that brings joy to everyone irrespective of the age. Even today, I would be so happy to play and dance in the rain especially with the kids. Yes, I know. Keeping kids with you in the rain to dance is a nice excuse, haa!
8. Hot chilli bajjies on those raining evening
Next to the dance, what makes me, even more, happier when it rains are the snacks we can have listening to the sound of music – I mean the rhythm of the rain!
9. Eating together
We have different priorities, work in different places. So, when we are at home, I definitely want to eat together with the family.
10. Being at my mother’s lap
Even living being would love this. Be it a cow, or an elephant or we humans, right? One of the safest place in the universe.
11. Relations, Going out with the whole family
We can choose our friends, but we have no choices with blood relations. We live in different places, take care of each one’s families. But when we meet up, I feel very happy to be together. It’s fun unlimited.
12. Feeding someone hungry
Poverty is a pain. The worst pain is to be in poverty when you are too young. I have a habit of not to encourage begging. But, when I see some really old people or someone who is genuinely struggling, will not hesitate to offer food. See their eyes when their stomach is filled – its the Gods home on earth.
13. The smell of those fresh paper from the books just bought
Do you remember those school days? When we get our books first? I remember. The first thing I do is to open a random page and put my face in there! Yes, the smell of the paper. Lovely.
14. Little cute puppies
Puppies are always cute, and watching them being naughty brings a whole lot of happiness in me.
15. Looking at an Elephant
I would have seen umpteen times, in fact, touched and felt and played with the majestic elephants. But still, the very sight of an Elephant leaning and walking makes me forget all sorrows.
16. Driving on those countryside roads
Driving is something that makes me so happy. Especially driving on those traffic less windy roads in the countryside! Want those Journey to be endless.
17. Being watched by the camera
Say cheese. Photos are moments frozen in time and a reference for future. Posing on the camera and seeing those pictures later will definitely make me happy.
18. Those free upgrade moments in flight
Flight travel is not always pleasant. And the frequent flyers know it well, especially with the cost-cutting and airlines trying to find every excuse to overcharge. In such a situation, how can a free upgrade I get just before those boarding of flight make me not happy?
19. Opportunity to sleep full row due to no-full flights
Traveling across the country and time zone takes a hit on the body. Flying for more than 8-10 hours sitting in one position does look bad. Imagine that the flight is not full, and you have all the four middle rows for yourself? Yes, that will certainly be a paradise above the earth.
20. Stamping on the passport when entering a new country
Every time I need to stand in those long queue of immigration to be stamped for entry, I do not like it. But the story is completely different if that is my first visit to a new country on the list.
21. Crossing one of those items from my New Year resolution.
New Year resolutions are usually made every year. In fact, the list is almost the same too. But my happiness is unlimited when I had completed some and need to cross off some.
22. Making someone I love Smile
Happiness is always when we smile. According to me, the moment when you make someone you love to feel happy is the happiest moment of all.
23. Maestro’s Music
I love music. Whatever be the situation, sad, happy, angry etc, listening to music will soothe my mind. And listening to the Maestros melodies with closed eyes will make me happy.
24. A birthday wish from my School friends
Birthday wishes are special. The wishes of the people around you will definitely bring happiness. But a wish you got on this day from someone you have not seen for years is priceless.
25. Biking on those muddy roads
Sometimes, biking on the city roads is not only messy but also too dangerous. Taking my bike far off the city and riding on the no-concreate places will make me forget the tired and return happy irrespective of the distance I pedal.
26. Lost in the land of Ferrari
We all love supercars. What if we are surrounded by the Ferraries? Yes, that is how happy I was when inside the Modena Ferrari museum.
27. Train journey
Imagine you seated in the window seat and the train travels through the coast or a forest. The eyes struggling to catch up with the fast-moving trees in reverse direction. How many times did we face this? Try to remember, and I am sure you will be wondering about the short smile it bought to you during the journey. Same for me, the journey on the train have opened up many new thoughts and helped in some good blog posts as well.
28. Continous waves of the sea
Being from a place where we got the world’s second largest beach, how can I miss the sea. Sitting on the edge of the beach trying to play catchy-catchy with those tireless waves and writing the names on the shore. Not only memorable but also a happy moment.
29. When I see my Dad again.
I lost my dad in 1999. He struggled to get us a better life but left us the moment we all came up to a good level. He has not lived his life. The happiest moment for me now is to see him back and living his life. All for himself.
30. A like on my blog post, this one included 🙂
Finally, as a true blogger, seeing people like and leave comments on my blog brings me tons of happiness. Will you make me happy?
So, what are your top things that bring in happiness for you? I am eager to know, please do post a couple of points in comments.