4 years ago, today – you came into my crazy world and changed my life forever. Wish you a very happy birthday ❤ Thank you for all the joy you bring to my days, for listening to my rants and stories, for every milestone I have reached and loved to celebrate with you.
Just noticed that Decoding Happyness has crossed the 50K milestone!
Being away from blogosphere, feels like being away from my friends and family. In this interim time, I have managed to be in touch with my writing and have many thoughts to be shared on this space.
If you read the title as ‘Dragon Ball Zee”, hehe, welcome to to ‘90s Cartoon Network club !! 😀
I am grateful to my friend Hector Sampson for honoring me with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I recommend you to visit his site if you haven’t before, because he is a wonderful blogger. His posts are really inspirational and make you smile. Thank you my friend !
The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.
“Dragon’s Loyalty Award” and
“The Premio Dardos” (The Premio Dardos is given from one blogger to another, in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing).
I was all alone,
In a world so novel,
I had no guide,
I had no map,
I had no friends.
And then you came along,
You extended a hand,
Of friendship so warm.
You made me smile,
You made me laugh,
With your humorous words.
You encouraged me unfailingly,
When I wrote something nice,
You helped me make friends.
Though you are miles away,
You make me feel home 🙂
I am so grateful to all the friends I have made here on WordPress through this blog. Time and again, I am showered with love, compliments and awards. It humbles me as a person and I have no words to describe this amazing feeling. Thank you for all the awards and nominations. I have been a bit lazy and sometimes my WP app doesn’t give me notifications of my page being linked. Nonetheless, I really feel blessed to have met you all.
So here we go, this time it is a Threesome :
Encouraging Thunder Award
My friend Ngobesing Romanus, whom I highly admire has given me this award. Thanks a lot Sir.
Since I have already done this one before, you can view my response here.
PREMIO DARDOS Award
My super awesome friend cum sister Mon from Transcend gave me PREMIO DARDOS Award. Thank u so much Mon. I tried to learn the meaning of this award:
PREMIO DARDOS : To qualify for it you must write the following, in the form of creative and original writing:
- And personal values
- When you accept the award, post it on your blog along with the name of the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog.
- Include the image of the award on your blog.
- Write 10 facts about yourself.
- Pass it on to 15 other bloggers, linking to their blogs and let them know.
Creative Blogger Award
My friend from FightAlone had nominated me for this one decades ago !! I am so so sorry for taking so much time to respond. Thank u so much for this award FightAlone 🙂
Rules: (As much as we may hate them, everything in life has rules.)
- Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
- Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
- Share five random facts about yourself.
So, in all I have to share 10 + 5 Facts about Myself, here I go :
#1 : When someone from my friends or family holds my hand while crossing the road, that simple gesture makes me feel so secure and loved.
#2 : I haven’t traveled far and wide till now. It has been limited to a very handful places. But I yearn to travel. To explore. To meet people and satisfy my wanderlust. I’d want to go on a backpacking trip to Europe, visit Paris with my soul mate, Ireland (Inspired by Leap Year movie) and NYC for starters 😀
I hate Blogging. I really really do. What else can I say ? Every time I hold a pen and the fluid that flows across the pages speaking my heart out, baring my soul into words, confessing the things I myself at times run away from, what more can you expect from me to do, than hate ? Blogging makes me one with my ideal self, my current self, my vulnerable self and my dream self. It puts me in front of a mirror and at the same time makes me dream of changing myself to be better in everything I do.
Every time there is a whirlwind of emotions, I HAVE to write. Every time something moves me deeply, I HAVE to find a notepad to scribble it down and etch it permanently in words. Every time there is something I can not say in person, I HAVE to say it through a blog to convey my unspoken words. Every time I am down or writhing in pain, I HAVE to write, to soothe the pain and heal the wound.
I got the Encouraging Thunder award from my sister from another nation-Mon (Thanks so much Mon! You have made my WP journey so memorable 🙂 )
Purpose in blogging:
- To decode happiness and spread smiles
- To share vulnerable sides of myself so others can relate
- To express in words what I sometimes fail to say in person
- To connect with people, make friends without borders and learn from them
- To inspire and be inspired
- To have a collection of my write ups
- To write, write and write… It is one thing I truly love and gives me inner joy and peace
- To reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad !! I love to read. It gives me whole new perspectives and ponder on thoughts which are sometimes a life changer
- To spread love with kind words
- To make peace with myself through writing
- To share wisdom I learnt from 23 years on earth.
If there would be a contest saying “The happiest days of my life”, I would definitely nominate this day. One of my Friends here in Blogosphere has dedicated a post to my blogs !! She selected top 10 posts from my blog and summarised each of them so beautifully !
Thank you so much for this beautiful and sweet gesture Mon. Lots of love 🙂
Your words have given me so much encouragement, my words defy to express it. I am really humbled.
When I started out my journey here in blogosphere, I was and still am an amateur. My blogs were hardly read ! But when I started making friends here in my journey, things took a U Turn. This is the power of friendship and encouragement. Once again thanks a lot Mon for this pleasant surprise and for being so kind and encouraging ❤
I have kept in my mind for some time to pick my First Top Liker’s, First 5 Commenters’, Randomly Choosen Follower’s and Randomly Chosen Liker’s (So far) Blog posts I loved dearly 🙂 Pretty soon I am planning to start on doing more kinds of things like this secretly just like I did with this post 😀
Today I will promote an amazing author, the beautiful Himali ❤
Himali Shah: She writes “I am a Chartered Accountant by profession presently working with a Fortune 500 Company. I am a voracious reader and I love to pen down emotions I witness and experience. I believe in the power of expression and love…..”
She is an amazing writer who believes writing is a genuine and therapeutic way to express herself: ““I decided not to structure my writings around topics I “Want” to write. Rather, I will write what I “Need” to write”…
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