Happiness in little things

Worst day ever

Today was absolute worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There’s something good in every day

Because when you take a closer look

This world is a pretty evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.

And it’s not true that

It’s all in the mind and heart

Because

True happiness can be obtained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality

Creates

My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that

Today was a good day

*Now read from bottom to the top

-Chanie Gorkin

It’s always amazing to see the wonderful magic words can create.

The complete meaning of the poem changes when you read from bottom to top.

That’s just all about life.

It’s not about where you look, it’s about what you choose to see.

Even if in your whole day you did nothing good but came home and met your mom and ate the food she prepared, guess what?

You’re blessed!

If you really go on looking for good things in life, you will find millions of things! We really don’t pay that much attention to good things.


Berné Brown is a psychologist. She did 12 years of research in psychology. She interviewed people who have been through horrific things, loss of children, violence, trauma. And she asked them what was the hardest loss?

And they never talked about the extraordinary things, they said I miss the ordinary moments. Like “I miss hearing the door slam and know my husband’s home from work, I miss my kids fighting in the backyard, I miss the way my wife set the table”

These are the moments which are right in front of our eyes everyday.

Why not stop and say – “Thank God, I’m grateful for this”

It’s the heartfelt gratitude that brings joy and it’s that joy that brings happiness.


You cannot win competitions everyday to be happy, you cannot throw parties everyday to be happy, you cannot wait for this amazing new thing to happen in order to be happy.

You have happiness and joy right in front of you, just open your eyes and see!


Simple recipe for happiness –

Step 1 – List down the things that being you joy. It can be little things. Like – playing guitar, dancing to Taylor Swift’s songs, baking a cake, drawing something, listening music, cuddling in a warm blanket and reading your favourite book….

Do as many things today as you can from that list.

Step 2 – Do something good for others. Like – bring flowers for your mom, help your dad with work, give chocolates to your younger brother or sister, make plans to spend time with your friends…

These small things bring immense joy and happiness


Happiness is little things

Happiness is little things,

A book, a cup of tea,

A card or letter in the mail,

Especially for me.

To see a rosebush in full bloom,
Be warmed by glowing sun;
To snuggle in a cozy bed
When the day is done.

A good night’s rest, a brand new day,
The warmth of friendly hand;
A note, a smile, a touch, a hug,
Someone to understand.

Days of hope and hours of love,
Savoring each minute;
Happiness is in your heart
If thankfulness is in it.

– Viola Jacobson Berg


I saw a video yesterday in which, Taylor Swift was saying this in her concert –

You need to look into the mirror in the morning and not tell yourself that you’re not good enough.

Here are the things you are actually not –
• You are not the opinion of somebody who doesn’t know you
• You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made mistakes in your life.
• You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t gotten where you want to go, yet.

Now I want to tell you things you really are –
• You are your own definition of beautiful and worthwhile.
• You are someone who’s wiser because you’ve made mistakes. Not damaged, wiser
• You are somebody who is going through stressful times and still has the ability to go on with things.

It’s not about perfection.
Sometimes it’s just about going on with things. Sometimes you get just get credit for getting up and going on with things.

– Taylor Swift


Wishing you all a cheerful International Happiness Day!!

Hope you guys have a beautiful and blessed day ahead! 💖🌈💖

And don’t forget to smile! 😊


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  1. Reading this made my day. Thanks Vrunda! And yeah, we always look for larger than life happenings to bring happiness in our lives but it’s all about these little things that we forget to pay attention to. I listen to Talyor Swift and I guess today is the day to listen her again. Wish you a happy Holi and have a nice day. 🌻

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Pratik!🙏 It’s always nice hearing from you😊
      And am I going a little too far about Taylor Swift?!😄
      Idk.. I just admire her so much.. I had to share her inspiring words..
      Anyway.. Happy Holi Pratik! 💛💜💙💚❤

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      1. I would place Selena before Taylor as my personal choice as have been watching her since her childhood as an actress too. Doesn’t matter as long as they are making us smile and happy. Cheers! 💕 😁

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      2. Yeah.. both of them are great in their own unique way.
        Tbh.. I discovered Taylor Swift first (than other pop singers)… And just fell in love with her music..
        They both are stunning!✨

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  2. Amazing post again. This really made me smile. I am going to share this with all my friends. Actually,we all need to read this and smile, be grateful for what we have.😊❤️

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    1. True Ramyani. So glad to know you agree. And yes, please spread the message!
      Let’s help others understand the importance of gratitude.
      It changed my life when I came to know about it!💕
      Thank you for your kind words my friend! And don’t let that beautiful smile of yours fade.. Stay blessed ❤🙏

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  3. What an amazing post Vrunda.. .You continue to inspire your readers..
    Its true that everyday is not the same.. .No matter how good it is there will be something to worry about and the vice versa….

    Reading about Berné Brown……. as said it is simple things that gives us immense even after decades if we think about it… Happiness depends on how we welcome it…

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    1. So true Chiru.. the moments we spend worrying about big things, hoping they will make us happy, we’re actually loosing so many seconds of happiness.. when happiness is right in front of us!
      So glad to know you agree. I’m happy it was helpful and informative. Thank you so much for your kind words and support Chiru!! Means a lot 🙏😊

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