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Photo courtesy: A dear friend’s Hibiscus plant 🙂

Indifference is easy, detachment is hard. To be happy with or without – nonetheless – is tricky. It is easy not to expect, but the tough part is to not let the expectations weigh your happyness down. Detachment is like the extra layer of icing on your already pretty and tasty cake – having which, would be delightful; but missing the extra frosting wouldn’t hurt either.

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Thank you for the honor, Erika!

Erika Kind

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H.R.D.S.

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A throwback to 2008 – We were debating today who looks and is the MOST innocent of us all? 😀

June 2007

There are days, so strongly etched in your memory that you can never forget. That day, was one such day. It was the first day of Grade 11 – a day of new beginnings, making new friends and opening new chapters in the textbook of life. It was the day I met them, the RDS to my H! 

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It will all be alright….

I remember the way you looked at me when I woke up from my sleep, with my head resting on your shoulder. I could feel some ruffles around me, little did I know you were trying to take pictures of me asleep.

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Synchronicities & Telepathy Moments

I have encountered some beautiful synchronicities & telepathy moments where things were just so magical that they seem unreal and uncanny.

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Sunshine and Warmth – A special dedication

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This post is a dedication to a dear friend of mine – Trudy, who is sunshine and warmth wrapped in a person. Trudy and I have been co-workers and thanks to the water cooler talks, we got to know each other as friends. She would talk to me about her day so far, her Christmas decor ideas and her passion for art and that’s how we connected and became friends. Although she is decades senior to me in experience, she is so respectful and shares so much of her wisdom. I love listening to her stories and asking her questions 😀

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Struggles, Entitlement & The Ego

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A few weeks back, I found myself surrounded by struggle, stress, anxiety and uneventful circumstances. I was complaining about the bitter experiences I had to go through and why weren’t things easy and smooth for me? Continue reading

YOUR Dream!

“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you – you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”

– The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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And we met . . .

“May our reunion be not a finding, but a sweet collision of destinies!”

― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl


“I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith


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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 4

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18th Nov., 2018
6:15 PM

Continued from part 3…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 3

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18th Nov., 2018
5:45 PM

Continued from part 2…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 2

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18th Nov., 2018
5:25 PM

Continued from part 1…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 1

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18th Nov., 2018
5:24 PM

For a long time, I had been reading and hearing about things like being ‘in perfect alignment with the Universe’, ‘asking the Universe for guidance’, trusting the ‘Synchronicity of events’ and tapping into our ‘Intuitive guidance system’ for answers.

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Appreciate and be Thankful for what you currently have!

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There have been so many times in life when I’ve come across people who hold grudges against me, complaint, nag or make me feel guilty about something I was ‘ought-to-do’ and didn’t do. Continue reading

E.Y.E.S.

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“નહિતર આવી રીતે તો તરે નહીં, લાશ દરિયા માં..
મને લાગે છે કે એને, કિનારે તમને જોયા છે…..”

A dead body, would never otherwise float in the sea,
I think it has seen Y.O.U on the shore…
That’s the reason, it stays afloat… Y.O.U.

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Sunshine and Ice-Cream: A photo blog

I’ve been lucky to spend some blissful time last week, soaking in the winter sun and enjoying ice-cream on rainy evenings. I wonder, if life could be more beautiful! Sharing some joy with my blogging family ❤ 🙂

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Uncertain Uncertainty – The Winged Keys Analogy

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In the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone there is this scene as below:

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Colors of friendship

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Fred – the fighter, the dancer and the one who always smiles 🙂

This post is a special dedication to my dearest blogging pal, Fred 🙂 There was a short poem I had written for Fred, which I wanted to share.

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Everyone has their own path in life – An ode to Jealousy

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A few weeks back, I was being incessantly bombarded with curve-balls from my best friend (let’s call my friend ‘Jay’) – whose life motto is to test my patience and wits; to the ends of planet Pluto. And mind you! I get no prior warnings too.

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A Random Act of Kindness | World Kindness Day

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.

Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.

Your life will never be the same again.

–  Og Mandino

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Y.O.U.

If only you could see yourself from my eyes, would you know; what you mean to me – my world, my smile, my heartbeat – all of it, enveloped in the fragrance of your breath.

– Himali

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A big Thank You… And Happy New Year!

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Just noticed that Decoding Happyness has crossed the 50K milestone!

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Five life lessons running has taught me

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As a new found hobby, I picked up on running a few months back and it has grown to be more than just a hobby for me. It is my new found sense of self, my new love ❤ 🙂 Amongst many other health benefits of being physically active and healthy, it has taught me a few very important life lessons, I wish to carry for life.

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Diary Writing . . . Dear God . . .

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Most recent entry in my diary 🙂

I have always been a fan of writing, but there is something; which I discovered a few months back that has brought serenity and tranquility to my life. Continue reading

Nurturing and Maintenance

As much as we want things to run smoothly, sometimes we tend to forget that everything in life requires nurturing, love, care, and patience. Instead of taking things for granted, we ought to maintain them; to prevent their fragile beauty from whimpering away.

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A Best Friend

Each of us needs a friend, to laugh with, to bitch about life with, to go on adventures with. After all, happiness is real when shared 🙂

Happiness lies not in solo success,
But in victories celebrated & tears shared..

– Himali

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Disconnect… Refresh… Connect :)

Post completion of my Competent Communicator manual for Toastmasters International, I have been working closely with our club VP Education, towards the completion of my Competent Leadership track. Continue reading

Dear Moon

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Photo clicked on my most favorite vacation trip!

I’ve already looked at the empty night skies,
At least a 100 times by now…

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Beauty vs Fragrance

Connecting with my last post on delayed gratification, just a little metaphor for life 🙂 Someone once told me, people might not remember how you looked; but they will always remember how you made them feel. 

Let’s strive to be beautiful, inside out…

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Hard work does not go unnoticed, and someday the rewards will follow

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I began my weekend morning at 9 AM and immediately after I freshened up, I went to the kitchen to get done some long overdue chores and prep up our lunch. At times, I have infinite patience to do small stuff which would usually be put on the back burner when I have a busy, tiring day. Continue reading

Kaha kitne isharo me…

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Location : Day trip to Lothal, India – Sept. 2017

Sometimes, we stand at such crossroads in life, where we are helpless in front of the circumstances around us. The below lines are an attempt to capture one such moment when even though words are said, their essence is failed to be noticed by the one for whom they were meant for… After all :

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A birthday wish…

One thing I absolutely love to do is to amaze people. Sometimes, it is through a random surprise, or by remembering small things they once told me or doing something for them which makes them happy. I have always been a fan of treating people I wish to be (and also luckily I am) treated. After all, aren’t people meant to be spoilt with love and affection?

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Abundance around…

Focusing on the lack often attracts more lack, instead, when we choose to disassociate from lack, abundance flows freely. Detachment causes miracles to manifest . . . Do you have a story or experience to share? Write to me in the comments below!

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From strangers, To Best Friends

Thank you, Bhavna Sharma for these beautiful magical words ❤ Truly summarise all the beautiful friendships I’ve been lucky to have.

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Eyes speak… even to strangers

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There’s a Gujarati song I’ve been humming every morning ever since I first heard it – ‘ I love you re mari sawar ‘ which loosely translates to ‘I love you, O dear beloved mornings mine’. In the last 1 week, I had a few goosebump moments which made my mornings and day extra magical. I guess when we’re in synchronicity with the Universe, magic and miracles flow to us with ease.

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Keep me closer

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I came across this beautiful song ‘Love in a photograph’ by Ed Sheeran from the movie ‘Me before you’ (suggested as a must watch by a very dear friend) and for the first time when I heard the lyrics very closely, my heart was captivated by the below lines:

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And that’s the reason, I smile a little..

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ज़रा मुस्कुराया करते है. .

कौन समजाये उन्हे,
वो कहते है हमे,
हर बात पे मुस्कुराया करते हो तुम. .

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Take the risk or lose the chance

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A lot of times, we encounter situations that require us to move beyond our comfort zone and TRY something unusual, something which intimidates us or something whose outcome we fear. Continue reading

This too shall pass . . .

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On my recent adventure trip, I had a slight mishap. I was trying some photography at a 15th century Jain temple and while walking towards the center stage area, I could see a black square stone. My focus was on my phone and suddenly I felt the ground beneath me gone missing. Even before I could comprehend what really happened, I was tumbling down through some stairs not knowing how deep the alleged step-well was in which I lost my way.

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