A few days back, 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 August 2nd, 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”.
My day was a happy day today, a big thanks to :
- Message from my brother – Kunal Bhai, on receiving my Rakhi sent by courier to him. Thanks to my Mom & Dad, for sending it ❤
Very interesting conversations on yesterday’s THP !! “Gundappa” nickname was a big hit, it seems 😀 Thank you, Josh & Brad ! I had so much fun interacting with you. Your positive vibes travel at a lightening speed making me smile 🙂
My friend, Jazz – for considering me her sister ❤ I love you, girl ! I am so glad you also will be starting your #HappynessProject
Dinner ranging from South Indian – Dosa with Paav Bhaji masala & Coconut Chutney – courtesy to my brother Vatsal, Italian Canopies (super yummy) (Basket chaat with Italian stuffing) – courtesy to our sweet Bhabhi & lastly fresh fruits – sweet melons and red apples 🙂
- My friend Kunal, for making every morning and afternoon start with lovely wishes and finding time to read my latest write ups and providing motivating feedback. I can call you as “First Reader of તરતો હિમાલય“ (‘Tarto Himalay’ – Translated as : The Floating Himalaya)
Listening to a voice on the phone, I have been wanting to hear for so long 🙂