How often do we stress about the big things in our life? All the time! sigh whereas we forget the small things in our day-to-day life that makes us smile and happy.
I am sharing 100 things that make me happy, some are gifts from nature and few are things I never realized before making the list which makes me happy.
Here it goes…
- Reading the last chapter of a book
- To-do list
- Preparing healthy recipe
- Clean refrigerator
- Smell of a new book
- Sticky notes
- Clean sheets
- New haircut
- Hallmark and Disney movies
- Ice cream
- Window seat in a train
- Rain drops
- Handwritten letters
- Old chats
- Paper handbags
- Painting nails
- Moon gazing
- Candid photos
- Snuggling in bed during rains
- Office supplies
- Opening parcels
- Waking up without an alarm
- Old photographs
- Finding perfect gift
- WhatsApping my friend
- Perfect selfie
- Favorite song playing on radio
- Email from bloggers
- Smile of a baby
- Offering seat to aged
- Smell after first rain
- Lying in bed doing nothing
- Baby clothes
- Stock photos
- Cute cutleries
- Flawless eyeliner and kohl eyes
- Tea (made by me)
- Adele songs
- Fox life and TLC shows
- Sea water brushing against feet
- Face masks
- Grocery shopping
- Podcasts on Player FM
- Clue (tracks my menstrual cycle which tumbles every now and then due to Primary ovarian failure)
- Writing in my online journal – Journey
- Stripped Tops
- Purple Color
- Glitter eyeshadows
- Being thanked
- Peacock feather
- Yummy smell while passing by a restaurant
Long nap 😉
- First sip of lemonade on a hot day
- Song resembling life
- Text from someone I was thinking of
- School report cards
- New dress
- Bossing my dad 😀
- Hot fomentation after tiring day
- Placing water for birds
- Direct shower on head and back (relieves the stress, trust me!)
- Capturing life moments
- Footwear (I am junkie when it comes to footwear but H restricts me from buying, ‘coz there in no space to keep them)
- Chirping sparrows
- Budding plant
- Chocolates during PMS
- When H pays the bill for my shopping (lol)
- Waking up on holiday
- Candle-lit dark room
- Kid holding my finger
I am sure your list may vary from this.
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I am listening to 101 Powerful thoughts by Louise Hay. I stumbled randomly on it while searching for something else. Isn’t it amazing we are blessed with wonders when were seeking else?
Life has kicked my ass hard enough many times. (“Life, were you hoping that I won’t get up. Bang! You are wrong) I pushed myself up when there was no helping hands.
My favorite thought I am listening is, “The people around us are the mirror of our life.” We interact with only those when something strikes inside that this person is the one we want to be.
Love. What is love? It is said love should be unconditional. But is it really? Aren’t we suffocating love with deep underlying selfishness. Where does all the jealousy come from? Why can’t we live with the quote: Set love free, if it comes back it is yours to keep. Still we are scared. We fear loneliness. In order to keep love with us, we somehow strangles it.
Self-love. A thin line differentiating it with ego. I first learned about self-love during my training for Personnel Counselling by Robert Carkhuff’s model. We are so ignorant. We seek love here and there and forget that we ought to love our self. It is blissful- self love. Remember it is not ego!
Talking about Counselling, I also underwent training on REBT– a revolutionary therapy by Albert Ellis. It is so true. We disturb our self by the many irrational thoughts dwelling within us.
Time to change those irrational thoughts to rational one and times up too!
Toot your horn
Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself
I am all about self-love. The favorite thing about myself is: I am a good listener. I am all ears!
Have you ever tried to ‘listen’ someone? I don’t need to elaborate the difference between hearing and listening.
I love to talk, but listening is what I like the most. Ever wished that someone could understand you? What is the core feeling behind it? The feeling is of ‘listening’. How many times we have yelled, “Please listen to me!”?
I have listened to many people in the recent years due to my profession. It is definitely not bored of talking, it is taking interest what the person wants to convey.
Listening is an art. If you can extract the hidden meaning behind the spoken words, then you were actually listening. What else any one wants other than compassionate?
I am not an expert, but over the years, I have learned that what you hear may not be always true. I am not being arrogant but I am happy that I am able to unveil the true emotions when a person tries to hide them behind their words.
As I said, I’m all ears, I can extract the real emotion!