“Lots and lots of money in my saving account, which can fetch me all the
luxuries of the world that I wish to acquire.”
Mom. Everyone wishes for loads of money and enjoy life on his own terms. Don’t
you wish the same?” He said trying to convince me.
I smiled at
his innocence, still, he is far off from the bare reality of life.
down the memory lane and discovered that in my youth, I too longed for fat bank
balance and believed that money can buy happiness. The thoughts took
transformation as I trudged with life and had rendezvous, where I discovered
that money is important for life but is not solely responsible to keep us
deepened when I tasted sweet and pepper of life and discovered that the
materialistic things did add comfort to life but real happiness could not be
attained by materialism.
know, happiness is real when smile purses on your lips and a unique glow
spreads on your face and soft and sweet twinkle light up your eyes. This
embellishes your face when you are truly happy with the soul, no makeup is
required to give the touch up to the beauty of real happiness and bliss. It
touches you naturally and for this natural feel and sheen, you don’t require
wealth, you just need an eye and a soul to listen to the whims of nature. I may
sound philosophical and you might feel that I am giving free sermons, but this
with him the encounters of life that we faced together and surplus money could
not straighten things.
What is the meaning of Happiness for
social animal, I love to be surrounded by people. I am always ready for the
people who need my love and care. Helping people gives me immense satisfaction.
I feel that my life is worth that I am capable of helping people. I have seen
people hoarding a lot of money, but no social contact. Nobody stands for them
in time of their need and distress. In my life, I have made a point to extend
my care and support to all who is really in need irrespective of who he is. He
can be my family, friend, associate, neighbor or a stranger. I don’t trust
strangers and don’t mix with them easily, but in distress, keeping myself on
the safe side, I extend my support. My experience led me to believe that the
care that you extend to others works like a boomerang and it comes back to you
in different forms in life. Helping gives me real happiness and it has helped to
survive several setbacks of life, because, it has made me strong to the core
while facing the naked fact of life through bare eyes.
Cooking & Serving
serving is my hobby since childhood. I freely share the cuisines or specialty
food that I prepare. These days, I find most of the people cook on compulsion
and are always in a look out to escape from the kitchen. I prepare food with
love and people relishing on my choice and preparation helps me to bask in the
glory of happiness. People close to me know well about my skill and I try my
best to serve my guests, family, and others on festive and special occasions. I
believe in cooking at home on special occasions instead of buying ready-made
food and snacks from the market.
I am a
nature lover and love watching plants grow and bloom. Since early days of
childhood, I used to spend hours in my garden watching acres of land
flourishing with greenery. I used to water the plants through water hose and
clean weeds and dry leaves from the garden. Now with urbanization, acres of
land has been squeezed and I am left with small places in the balcony and in
apartment basement area. I keep myself busy in these spreads of space and have
planted lots of green that can be well adjusted in the current space. The first
thing that I do in the morning is to see my plants and it loads me with lots of
happiness and satisfaction. Seeing them flourish speaks volumes about my love
and care showered on the plants.
smile gives the sheen to your face and the exchange of a wide smile makes a day
better of all whose life you touch. The smile is the prettiest curve and
priceless. You can exchange with anyone and it crosses the barrier of religion,
sex, creed, castes, language etc. I keep smiling and exchange smiles with all
whom I encounter. It lightens up my face and I feel lively and in high spirits.
the things that fetch real happiness in my life but still, I am not a God so
there are few whims of mine, of whom I am a slave. It is a materialistic thing
and I spend more on them parting from my earnings and it adds happiness to my
Buying Spree for Clothes
is my weakness and I spend superfluously on them. I love to dress in the choice
of my dresses and I buy the fabric instantly that attracts me. I spend a lot of
my clothes and I have a habit of wearing pressed clothes whether I am in office
or home. My gifts for others includes fabric, it can be dresses, dress
materials, bed sheets, sarees or curtain. They all attract my attention and I
love to flaunt.
the key to my way which leads to happiness, which is real and satisfying.
yours, Do share in the comment section.
I am participating in The Happiness Blog Train which is all about Sharing & Caring to Make the Life Happy & Lively of All whom We Touch.