The Happyness Project (THP) – Aug 2nd

Today, during lunch time; I was listening to a wonderful TEDx talk about how we as humans have the natural tendency to look at the negatives and getting stuck in them. It was quite true and the speaker Miss Alison offered a simple technique on training to focus our mind on the positives in life – a gratitude journal or thinking of what made us happy that day !

Life is indeed cyclical and so are our days. During a day, we experience several highs and lows. I have tried to start a project for myself, where in I list down at least 5 things/ people/ incidents which made my day a “Happy” day and I’ve decided to call it “The Happyness Project (THP)”. Starting today, each day I will post a short synopsis of what made me happy that day and let the people behind that moment know that I treasure that moment. So, essentially; it is happyness, gratitude & thankfulness all practiced together. These posts will not be pinned to my blog home page but will be published under the menu “The Happyness Project”.

A big thank you to the below people for making me smile today :

  • My school friend – Starry John, for surprising me early in the morning with a Facebook post appreciating my blog ! It was the first thing I saw today morning and made my day magical ! Thanks a million, Starry ❤ You made me feel so special !Decodnghappyness

  • My best friend Jaya, for lending me her patient ear, being so empathetic and making me feel loved, despite of being so flawed !

  • My colleague, friend, mentor & a dynamic Toastmaster – Daisy for her encouraging words for my writings


  • I generally start my mornings with a good morning message to some close friends. Today, due to some reasons I missed doing that. A bigggg thank you to my friend cum mentor cum ex colleague – Trupti & Mr. VP for wishing me the same and reminding me that I was missed !

  • Towards the end of the day, I was feeling a little blue and missed picking up my friend’s call. When I told that I didn’t pick up the call because I was kind of sad, they very kindly told me to get ready and offered to pick me up and take me for a drive to cheer me up. Although I didn’t go out, I felt that as a very sweet gesture. Many thanks for your care and warmth.

  • Last but not the least, the last pieces of Chocolate Walnut cake in my fridge ❤ Made up for my dinner & thanks to my brother Vatsal for passing on the walnut side of his piece as well to me 🙂

13 thoughts on “The Happyness Project (THP) – Aug 2nd

  1. I loved how you started with your “list” right in the morning. It truly is how we start the day which already lays the ground for how it will develop! Such wonderful and really appreciating points you mentioned…. Gosh, ad that cake looks to die for 😍

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  2. Ah.. ‘The Secret’.. well..
    not really a secret as
    joy loves company
    and the saddest place
    of all.. misery loves company..
    Two ladies in Wheel Chairs reached
    out to Hi Five me with a smile.. while
    i was public dancing last night free verse
    And in 2006
    while actually
    reading the book
    titled.. ‘The Secret’
    and even purchasing
    the DVD.. one thing i remember
    aLong these lines of Happiness..
    Gratitude and Thankfulness now all
    practiced as Joy in terms of word
    thinking ‘tween the ears.. there
    was also a literal step that
    said.. appreciate each
    and every
    one takes
    for the wonderful
    gift of being able to walk..
    hmm.. i thought to myself
    in steps of Dance iF Walking
    Becomes Art in Balance of Left
    and Right Feat of Foot as one Force
    toGeThER one NoW the MiNd Follows
    As A BaLanCinG Force of Regulating
    Emotions and Integrating Senses
    and Voila.. every cell in
    our bodies
    electrical synergy
    As Energy Force LiGht
    in Human Terms oF A FInELY Tuned
    Lamborghini.. 12 Cylinders
    roaring at Green LiGHT
    Speed up and
    except for restful sleep iN
    Peace and next thing NoW.. Ya
    KNoW FeeL and SenSe automaticAlly
    like a DreAM oNe hOlds beYond iNFiNitY
    wHOle as one simply raises both palms to
    sky so above and below Happiness becomes
    our Hands/Feet
    truly hard to put this
    into words my FriEnd.. Himali
    as sadly overall ‘tween the ears’
    has become KinG over what grounds us..


  3. You know I always somehow manage to read your posts when I’m super grumpy or stewing in a bad mood, and your posts lift me right out of that funk. Thank you! Your friends and brother are awesome!!!

    And I am so stealing your idea about writing something nice in the morning. I’m so not a morning person, and my morning routine, when I have to work early, is timed to the second. But this will give me something to look forward to when I wake up!

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