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Indifference is easy, detachment is hard. To be happy with or without – nonetheless – is tricky. It is easy not to expect, but the tough part is to not let the expectations weigh your happyness down. Detachment is like the extra layer of icing on your already pretty and tasty cake – having which, would be delightful; but missing the extra frosting wouldn’t hurt either.

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A big Thank You… And Happy New Year!

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Just noticed that Decoding Happyness has crossed the 50K milestone!

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Hard work does not go unnoticed, and someday the rewards will follow

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I began my weekend morning at 9 AM and immediately after I freshened up, I went to the kitchen to get done some long overdue chores and prep up our lunch. At times, I have infinite patience to do small stuff which would usually be put on the back burner when I have a busy, tiring day. Continue reading

May you have a heart that never hardens

My prayer for today inspired by the below quote by Charles Dickens:

“May you have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

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Not to FIND, But be FOUND

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June 2007 – It was my first day at a coaching institute when I walked down the stairs after writing a test. I was engrossed in my own world when I met a girl for the first time and started discussing with her some of the test questions. That day, I wasn’t ‘looking’ to make a friend, but in retrospect; I made a friend for life.

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Something that needs to be said

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Often in life we fail to appreciate the people who bring sunshine in our lives. Life is too short , they say. I always used to think this as some kind of joke.

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इतनी शक्ति हमें देना दाता – O God, give us strength please

Today, marks the beginning of the 8 day most auspicious festival for Jain across the world – Parva Paryushan – The festival of forgiveness.

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NEVER, Ever Give up on Life & Hope !

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We all have good days, days when we feel like we are flying in spaceships towards the cosmic joy, we have sad days, days that are just empty & days that seem like the worst has doomed upon us. For someone the “worst” might be a breakup with their lover, a quarrel with their family or beloved friend, failing an exam, not getting the job they dreamed of or a failure or setback which diminished all forms of hope and faith in goodness & the Almighty, a death or a loss that is impossible to recover.

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Life is like a bell shaped cyclic curve. At a point in time, things get pretty stagnant and dull. Continue reading