This is going to be a very happy post. But also a post full of what ifs, sighs, and wishful thinking.
Today I am to tell my readers ten things that makes be really happy.
- A garden in full bloom makes be really happy. Now if anyone was to criticize my humble attempt at gardening, was to say “what a waste of time and money” that person will be grudged for an eternity. If anyone was to harm my garden, even a leaf – better be ready for my wrath.
- Reading beautiful prose and poems written by one and only prince charming makes me so very happy. It gives my heart a warmth. His words can be addressed to anyone, any random thing or event. But the sheer fact that he took the time to write is what makes me happy. And if his words indicates me somewhere in it, that makes me reallyx100 times happy.
- Seeing a new country, a new culture, interacting with locals freely – makes me really happy. The realization that I am able to connect with a varied groups of people gives me a confidence that is unmatched.
- The freedom to choose what I want to do, where I want to go, who I want to talk to, how I want to spend my day, what I wear or not wear, simply the freedom makes me really happy. It’s not always that I get my way – so these moments of happiness are rare. Why is that? Ah well! We live in a world dictated by societal norms – and as responsible citizens we are to abide by some at least.
- The few times I went snorkeling made me really really really happy. Witnessing God’s miracles has a new meaning when you see all the colorful creatures in perfect harmony within that vast depth of the ocean. Ah I want to go snorkeling right now. But this time I want to have a companion to share the joy with – and it would be a time to experiment that fantasy too.
- The smell of the mountain air, the view of pine trees as far as your eyes can see, the sheer thrill of standing way high on the mountain and looking down at the toy-like houses down below in the valleys – that makes me so very happy. I am missing Bhutan and Nepal all over again. God grant my wish! I want a revisit.
- Giving mamma something she absolutely loves without her asking for it makes me happy. It makes me very happy to see the happiness sparkling in her eyes, the smile of pleasure on her face, the ever so loving hug she gives. I so want to give her, her second trip to go and perform Umra. I know she wishes for it. It’s the half siblings’ sense of loathed obligation to pay for their dad, that’s stopping me. sigh!
- Having long long conversations with my savior makes me stay really happy and sane too. It’s not often possible. But when we do, the happiness lasts for quite sometime. I am able to stay out of true depression because of him. And I am thankful for him. I also feel guilty for this selfishness too. But who cares! & that’s where what ifs come and sigh!
- My kids getting along with each other makes me really happy. It’s not often mind you! They have some years in between them that makes them not get along. I guess once both of them hit that stage called “being adults” they will understand each other and be more like siblings. For now, a teenager and a child far from teenage, they fight over their play-stuff, their corners of the room, their share of TV and computer time … only rarely I see them getting along. But when they do – my God my heart swells with happiness.
- A kind word, an understanding gesture, a sincere look, and his boyish smile (when that emerges) these makes me really happy. But again, mind you! These are rare things. I am talking about my partner. He is not the easiest person to get along with. But these rare moments makes me really happy and sad at the same time. Sad because I can’t help wish for it to extend. And when it doesn’t I can’t help wish for him to just leave me alone. This last wish is with me for like 99 out of 100 breaths. sigh!
That’s it! Things that make me happy. There are more of-course. But those are the first 10 things in the order of how it came to my mind.
I am writing as part of Blog Everyday in May Challenge – it’s Day 14, Tuesday: Wanting to know TEN things that makes me really happy.