Day 26 – Daily list of Happiness!

In Pursuit of More is a blog I follow. Shira is a lovely lady who cooks really yummy food and runs a non-profit called Not So Fast. She has a beautiful blog and I love the pictures and quotes she puts up. One of my favorites is “More compassion. More acceptance. More middle ground.”. This could apply to all fields of life!!

One of her recent posts was about her daily bits of happiness. It is a beautiful read and it prompted me to write my own list of things that make me happy every day.

1. When I get up before my son wakes up and spend some time chatting with my husband about our plans for the day or about what’s going on in our current fave reality TV show or anything else under the sun.

2. A pit stop at my fave coffee haunt here in Wellington and catching up on the day’s news in the local paper.

3. Having some simple and flavourful food when I am really hungry (this one I share with Shira).

4. Getting my social media dose for the day.

5. Sorting or clearing something and getting rid of clutter.

6. Ironing clothes while watching TV – it does bring me peace of mind.

7. Talking to my mom and my sister. They complete my day. Love you both!!

8. Cooking a fresh pasta with veggies, olive oil and garlic. I love making and eating that.

9. Story time before I put my son to bed. I think I enjoy reading out the stories and discussing new things we discover, more than N.

10. My son’s genuine hearty giggles or laughs. They are so infectious and always always bring a smile to my face 🙂

11. Catching up with a friend via phone or in person. Friends are like therapy and we all need some!

12. Some music before I go to bed while I read an interesting book. I like discovering new songs and new kinds of music.

I should do one or more of these to keep my happiness quotient high for the day.

What’s on your daily list of happiness? Are you able to do any or some of them daily? Why not?


This post is part of the Marathon Blogging December 2012.


Day 17 – Doing the Tag!

I am going to take the easy way today and do the tag that Uma started on her blog.

Here is my version –

1) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong? 

– I don’t want to, but yes I do… in some cases. And believe me I have tried to let go, forgive and forget but in those very few cases I just am not able to. Some day, maybe. Till then I shall struggle with it. And the wrong could be a wrong in my opinion. As far as the other person is concerned, they would just say “that’s who I am!”

2) What is your astrological sign? 

– The Twins! Gemini. Actually a Gemini Cancer cusp.

3) What’s the last thing you purchased? 

– A summer yellow stole/wrap around scarf for the impending holiday. And I loveeee it!! Maybe a picture of it soon?  Hmm idea for another post 😉

4) Did you have a baby blanket? Do you still sleep with it? 

– Don’t remember. But considering that I am not much of a hold-something-and-sleep-person don’t think I had one. Note to Self – Ask mom about this.

5) Have you ever tried to cut your own hair? If yes, how’d it work out? 

– Nope, never done that. But I did chop my sister’s hair off when she wanted hair like mine. And she did end up going to a proper hair parlour to undo the damage I had done 😛 She doesn’t hate me for it though 🙂

6) Have you ever sleep-walked? 

– No! But I used to grind my teeth while sleeping, at one time. Worms it was, I think.

7) You can only have one of these things: trust or love.

– Love! Trust is over-rated.

8) Which of the five senses is most important to you?

– Sight! I am a very keen observer of people and very visual so that would be the most important.

9) Would you be a more successful painter or singer?

– Neither. BUT I would love to be able to sing some day. Sing beautifully!! I do manage to do the odd painting/art work. Check here and here.

10) What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?

– These 2 make it to the top of this category. Both are peppy and put a spring in my step –


Feel free to take the tag up… or not!!

🙂 Monday or 😦 Monday so far??

This post is part of the Marathon Blogging December 2012.