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”.
Today was a happy busy day, because :
- Waking up early on a weekend morning gives you so much more of the day to enjoy ! My day began at 7:30 AM courtesy to an errand, I had to attend to 🙂
- Morning walk for 50 minutes in the gentle sunlight which was a perfect start to the day. My brother accompanied me to collect some stuff sent from my parents
- Afternoon nap 😀 Such a rare luxury it is !
- Catch up over lunch with one of my seniors, who is a mentor to me. The lunch was sumptuous but our conversations on a variety of topics (more than the number of food items we were served) were the highlight
- The lunch reminded me of my friends – Nidhi & Dipu who I have to catch up with since long. I texted them that I missed our dinner @ Chappan Bhog & the fun times and talks. Immediately I got a text from them saying we will plan a dinner evening soon and whether I had some lunch on their behalf as well – this is REAL friendship ! 😀
- Created my profile on Sarahah – an app for anonymous feedback. The first message I received was a Hello from my Mom and some other interesting messages. The funny part was that though the messages were anonymous, I could easily know who the sender was except in 1- 2 cases. Thank you Fred, for the lovely message. Truly made me smile 🙂 You too, can leave me a message on my page : www.Himalis49.Sarahah.com
- Extra long evening walk by the Creek side – 17193 steps #yo!
- Prayer time @ Mandir & Gurudwara
- Talking over voice notes with my friend while walking – Idea should make me their brand ambassador for #WalkWhenYouTalk campaign 😛
- Making a new blogging friend – Dewin Nefol. I loved reading your poem and interacting with you. Namaste