The Happyness Project – Aug 21st

Preface :

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 busy happy day, because :

  • 1 AM talks with Hetal Bhabhi, who is a dear friend and my lovely sister in law. Thank you, bhabhi for all your words of encouragement. You, bhai & Jiya are so precious to me ❤

  • Woke up before 6 AM after so many days (I ought to continue this streak now) which gave me adequate time to prep up for the day and thanks to my brother who packed up my lunch boxes as prescribed in my bags (yes – I carry my laptop bag pack & a tiffin bag :P)

  • Morning study session of Fin. Mgt.  #NailingIt

  • My role with ToastMasters as an Excom member – VP Membership. It has thoroughly kept me on my toes for the past few days for the upcoming membership deadlines and I enjoy every bit of it. Thank you amazing team Excom & Daisy for your unflinching support. Also, thank you Trupti, for introducing me to TM Club here and encouraging me to be a part of it 🙂

  • Lots of work to keep me super occupied and leaving no much room for worrying thoughts

  • My lovely friend Jaya is back in town and Jaya, I have missed you so so so much over the last week. There are some talks you can have only with your girl friends. You has been such a pillar of strength and support to me and expressing all my deepest thoughts to you, frees me so much. Special thanks for all your prayers. I love you way too much ❤

  • Shoppinggggg…. My brother was so glad we could buy everything quickly only from 1 shop else I’d have made him walk with me across so many stores till we find what we like 😛

  • Since days, I was confused about something. I had a tiny ray of hope and I couldn’t let go of something. But today, I read an article and every word of it pierced my soul so deeply, I finally decide to let go of that hope and be free from the wait and anxiety. I now know, even Silence is an answer. Hesitation is also an answer. Avoidance is an answer. Ignorance is also an answer. And the answer is a LOUD and CLEAR “NO” which I was trying to ignore with false rays of hope since long. I showed the article to Jaya, who also could resonate every word written and we have now agreed to LET IT GO 🙂


  • Big big thanks to DN & Fred – my blogily friends from UK & The USA who have made my day super special with their love and comments ! I so treasure our interactions 🙂

  • I officially declare I am in love with this song running on repeat mode on my phone – Jode Rehjo Raaj by Falguni Pathak.

Blog updated – Jode Rehjo Raaj – With English Translation


27 thoughts on “The Happyness Project – Aug 21st

  1. Indeed, Love is not about finding the right person but being the right person.
    Reading through your write-up is always refreshing.
    Truly, Silence is an answer and hesitation is also an answer.
    In as much as it is natural to expect much from others or to extrapolate inferences from people’s words or action, we ought always to listen to our own selves, know what we want or don’t want and equally know what kind of company suits us. That way, we will know what our answers should be and be sure of what not to hesitate about.
    Life really is beautiful when we look from the right perspective.
    Keep up the good work of sharing gratitude. How i wish your gratitude is contagious; it has got to go viral as the world really needs it.

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  2. SMiLes.. Himali once upon a time
    after what would be 33 years
    of work in Active pay and 19
    years of School to go
    aLong with that
    My Psychiatrist..
    after i finally
    i was
    human breaking
    down and seeking
    help told me Fred.. you
    really need to use something
    other than adrenaline to keep
    you going.. he said use your emotions
    and i honestly had never learned about
    doing that thinking to myself i missed that class
    in life..
    so i was
    to figure that out..
    and finally after responding
    to tens of thousands of what poets
    write from heARTs in response back
    to them as a practice of Life becoming Love..
    expressing emotions and moving my life with
    emotions rarely ever if ever at all engaging my
    flight and fight
    in fear
    to move
    me in life
    what a Peace
    oF LiFe Bes when
    one Bes Love through
    a Practice of Love Long
    enough for 12 Million words
    even becoming poetic too..
    oh by the way the
    why didn’t
    you give up and
    quit before the job
    almost killed you.. and
    i said you don’t give up to live
    even when the going gets tough..
    now it’s easy as i feel and sense the path of love
    over any fear i lived before.. so i would say to you
    it is more the being of love than who one loves as Love can
    with love
    and no doubt
    my friend it is those
    who enter into arranged
    marriages that survive that way..
    i would have loved an arranged marriage
    when i was young as i couldn’t do a good job
    of it on my own.. now i cannot imagine that my
    friend for i am grown up free.. people should get
    they are
    ready for
    it and have the
    opportunity to forgo
    marriage all together
    if they never get ready for it..
    true sometime socio-economic situations
    and innate propensities don’t allow for that to work..
    and that’s
    why humans
    make rules that
    harm and hurt too..
    we survive first then thrive when possible
    it’s the way of Nature from dARk to LiGht as LiFE..:)

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      • SMiLes my FriEnd
        HiMaLi.. While we have
        passed through a once
        in a Century Solar Eclipse
        since the date of this Happyness
        Project of yours on the 21st of August
        and since you have been away from
        Social Media studying for your
        CPA our AC went out
        we replaced with
        a ‘Trane’.. my
        smell changed
        after losing it for
        several months off
        and on from a cold where
        everything smells and tastes
        a sweet and strange way now of which even
        stranger my sister and Katrina shared once
        the smell of which my sister said reminded
        her of Indian Food and that made me think
        of you hehe.. anyway.. the Doctor is more
        worried about it than me as of course
        i’ve been through much worse than
        this inconvenience of sensing
        the world in smell and
        taste and then there
        was the 1000 year
        Flood and Harvey
        in Texas where
        that name
        means fire then too
        Wild Fires in scores
        of count and Heat
        Waves in California too
        and Oregon and of course
        as definition of name Warrior
        Goddess Irma is surely living
        up to her name as a strongest
        Hurricane ever in the Atlantic
        while a 8.4 Magnitude once in
        a Century Earth Quake hits Mexico
        and the best news of all is it appears
        that we are the only part of Florida that will
        be relatively unscathed by the once in a generation
        Hurricane Irma later towards 9.11.2017 on Monday
        my dear friend.. anyway it all started with a Solar Eclipse
        and for what i for one named a “Doomsday Smell” that
        actually started on Solar Eclipse day then as strange
        and the rest
        of the
        s88t hit the fan after that
        my friEnd oh yeah threats
        of Nuclear war in fire and fury
        while people around Japan and Guam
        and North and South Korea have a biggest
        Potential of all of human made and potentially
        ignorant foolish human actions.. Karma is real
        and surely works in mysterious ways for what we
        can and
        will assign
        meaning full as sacred
        and holy meaning and purpose
        too when chaos that is truly the
        order of Nature as whole of tapestry masterpiece
        painting becomes more evident as Nature is always in control
        my friend and Human is but a speck of dArkness when operating away from Love….:)

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  3. Namaste Himali, good morning 🙂

    Love creates my beautiful day in every way and makes it perfect.
    Love provides my Light in the darkness of night to project onto my path,
    But always the Love I carry in my heart is the rosewood flaming your fiery hearth,
    Thank you for your friendship Himali, for making any day of my week ending in a ‘y’ a day of wonderment and joy 🙂

    Wishing you a day blessed with happiness. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂


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    • Hello DN,

      Namaste. Greetings from India, the land of Himalayas…

      I hope your days are filled with so much more love and peace. I have been on a small blogging break, hence the delay in replying 🙂

      Your beautiful poems have never ceased to make me smile in my absence. Thank you for so much love 🙂

      Wish you a great day ahead in England !

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      • Greetings Himali, Namaste 🙂

        My days shine so much brighter,
        Taste so much sweeter,
        When shared with rosewood Himali.
        For nothing could be finer,
        Than her wilderness, the Himalaya:
        Precious moments within your mystery.
        Thank you for the Love you lovingly share,
        Thank you my Lady for just being there,
        In a gravatar photograph with dimpled smile,
        For an English Knight to gaze upon a while,
        Dreaming of a land and my Lady far away,
        Her rose of ice-diamond scintillates in the light of day.
        A flower more radiant than any I’ll ever see,
        Always my Lady, my sweet Rosewood Himali.

        Brightest blessings for a wonderful evening. Take care Himali of the Ice.

        Namaste 🙂


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          • Good evening Rosewood Himali, Namaste 🙂

            Your gilded words lift my Grail questing brow,
            Broadening the reach of my branching bough.
            Extending rosy dotes to a cherished friend,
            Loving words always growing without an end.
            How my eyes wish to gaze upon your face!
            See radiance glow blushing tender lace
            Upon My Lady’s pure eternal grace,
            So I may surrender to her fiery power,
            Knelt at the altar of her Rosewood Flower.

            As the Sandman whispers ‘Himali’, and leads you far away,
            Rest assured your Knight will return again, to pause a while and say,
            “I dream when with you my rosewood Love, for in your heart I’m stayed.”
            “Lifted to heights unimaginable, where your Angel soars each day.”

            Sending miles of smiles and lines sharing Love, to My Lady Himali, on the wings of a Dove. God Bless.

            Sweet dreams Ice Queen.

            Namaste 🙂


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