Tuesday, April 09, 2013

H haggles HAPPINESS


My Princess served me coffee last evening, just the way I like it, with a smiley face!
The Pursuit of Happyness is probably what drives us all. We want that ever elusive golden key to the treasures of the heart, mind and soul. We have both, short-term and long-term goals that seem to take us closer, inch by inch. Happiness is really not that unattainable. It lies in the little pleasures of life. Here is a list of do's and don'ts to get you your quota. Read in between the lines. You don't want to overlook these pearls of wisdom in a hurry. 

Do
1. Look in the mirror and smile. 
The face that stares at you may not be the best option, but it is what you are stuck with in this life. Unless you are dating a Plastic Surgeon. 
2. A good deed for a random stranger.
You might be taken for a stalker or a murderer. You could be chased, beaten or stoned. But hey, history is proof, if you ain't persecuted, you ain't doing it right. 
3. Invest in relationships.
You have but one life for appreciating the beauty that has been spread around you. Spread the love wherever you go. Just don't leave behind any tell tale signs that could lead to the family court.
4. Be grateful.
Things could be worse. You could be the Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world. If you really want to stretch it, you could be an aspiring author turned non-appreciated  blogger, writing within self imposed deadlines for some silly Blog Hop. Feeling better, eh?
5. Visit new destinations. 
You can't stay in the same place and expect to peak, year after year. Embrace newer cultures and traditions. Take the risk of being misunderstood in different languages. No greater joy was ever known to mankind.

Don't
1. Expect to change your past.
Wait, that's not even an option. Oh well, I need a to get this compilation going, I might as well.  First, for inspiration, "My heart will go on". Now where did I keep that Tequila? 
2. Ignore your inner voice.
Victoria's Secret is Swahili, not everyone follows it. There are times you need to be prudish. And then there are times when the Fruit of the Loom deserves the clean and fresh air. Be nice. Just do it.
3. Hold on to tangibles.
Remember all your assets eventually are going to do down a legacy or legal battle. Get rid of them lest they encourage wood borers. Besides, decluttering keeps the two legged rodents away.
4. Overburden your body. 
Not trying to touch upon weight issues here, but it would be nice to have an upper limit on the unwarranted grief you plan to hoard. She might look a size zero, but beware, the emotional trauma can scar for life. 
5. Be afraid to make mistakes.
We are human, not super human. Ah, well, they err too. Red underpants on the outside, really? But, yet, it don't deter them from saving the world. Kryptonite may dampen the journey, but not everyone can get their hands on them. Wear that cape, proudly. 

Being happy is not a state of the art feeling. It is a conscious decision where you choose to react with sunshine to a cloudy day. It is the frame of mind where your life is picture perfect, now. Simply put, it is the toothless grin of the baby next door, because he knows he has the hottest nanny on the street. I rest my case. 


58 comments:

serenelyrapt said...

If I die laughing Vini, I hope they hang you for first degree homicide.

Seriously.

Dagny

Laxmi Chundi Addanki said...

I was going through and at each stop, I thought I read the best one. You proved me wrong till the ver end and gave up on quoting what I like the best. Your blogs, I can read many a time and laugh out loud and go back evolved. Gee, tussi Great ho! :-) Regards, Laxmi.

JANU said...

Aye aye to all. Nice post.

Roshni AaMom said...

Now, these are some really practical tips!! Must remember to be grateful!!

Roshni AaMom said...

Awww!! I just took a look at the photo...cho chweet!!

Blogwati Gee said...

What did I do? *Scratches head*

nd60 said...

I always firmly believe... if we want to be happy we can always be... if we are not happy at some point... we are perhaps wanting to be sad... its all inside us...

Victoria Secrets was Swahili 1? geez... no wonder... *shakinghead* :P :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Laxmi, you are just being kind. We still have 18 more alphabets to go. Hang on, I'll prove you wrong :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Janu. :)

Blogwati Gee said...

See, I can be sane at times :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Hai na............thank god she has her dad's genes :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Well, we live and we learn don't we? And of course, look closer home, if not for Victoria, Rupa, maybe?

Ruchira said...

God ! How do you do it .. Wisdom served with such tongue in cheek humor ..
Loved this !

Afshan said...

haha such afun and happy take on being happy !baby ke aankhen hot nanny pe nishaala
LOL!
Incidentally mine was also on happiness today
This post brought smiles. Btw the coffee in Indi cup and smiley wow that cud really hav brought smiles
Hv a happy day

Afshan said...

it was Nishaana :)

Suzy said...

Great tips. Don't be afraid to make mistakes - something I needed to hear. Thank you. As an aside, I couldn't help notice the packet of Parle G forever known as "Gluto biscuits" in my family - on one of my visits to India my son (very little then) loved the "Gluto" biscuits. I had to hunt them down in NZ and buy them for him here.

Dee said...

I love this, it's funny while imparting wisdom. :D

From the A-Z neighborhood,
Dee is for Deecoded

Blogwati Gee said...

Pata nahin yaar. Depends on what I eat for breakfast, me thinks :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Afshan, you are such a sweetheart. You noticed all the right targets. And yup, the Indicup and the smiley were top guns there :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Yup, got that!

Blogwati Gee said...

Glucose biscuits have been a childhood fav Suzy and still a staple diet as you can see :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Dee. Can't wait to read yours.

sridevi datta said...

AAwwww ....your little princess is such a darling :) Give her a really big hug from me :) I absolutely loved the "Don't overburden your body" Damn ! That diet can always wait ....:)

Chatty Wren said...

Good post, being misunderstood in foreign languages is something I constantly do! Loved the last tip a lot too.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

The wisdom is classic BlogwatiG! Love it. The tray's contents are fascinating. What's all wrapped up in the napkin?

Shilpa Garg said...

Pearls of wisdom laced with humor and wit!! WOW! :)

Pallavi Purani said...

Such easy do's and dont's make me want some more patience to write longer posts. :)

Anonymous said...

Simple and straight from the heart ,just as I like it .Thanks Vinita ..jacinta

numerounity said...

Yes indeed a pursuit of happiness and bear the fruit of loom ;)

http://ektakhetan.blogspot.in

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

Happy happy to read this post. I so needed som cans full of joy due to something that happened a few hours ago! What timing man!

Shail Mohan said...

Toothless grin because he has the hottest nanny? Hahaha. Loved it from start to finish. You have contributed your share of happiness to all of us here today by making us smile/laugh. Well, you do that always! ;)

Rainbow Hues said...

Nice post...happiness is in all the little things that happen around us...gotto keep and eye open and positively breathe it all in!!
Great wit & wisdom :)


http://myriadrainbowhues.blogspot.in

Blogwati Gee said...

That she is Sri. Will do.

Oh yes, my diet has been on weight for the past 10 odd years now :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Ooooo, you must post some of them this challenge CW :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Gracias! Those are spoons. One to stir and one to eat the biscuit with. 5 star service :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes, we do!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Kajal.

Blogwati Gee said...

Awwwww Shail, coming from you, it is real special. Thank you my shutterbug lady!

Blogwati Gee said...

I am glad it brought you your dose of happiness, Anu.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Just when I dug myself deep in melancholy post after post.... I am grateful to have people like you around who brings me up to life full of happiness and positive thoughts. What more.... all served with plate full of tongue in cheek humor. Wow. Thank you Vinita

Vidya Sury said...

I'll bet that coffee tasted just amazing.

Love your tips, Vinita! You're full of wisdom!

And love the spoons wrapped in the napkins!

prateek mathur said...

Sri Sri Blogwati "Deepak Chopra" Gee! :D

Confused Soul said...

this is just what I needed! a feel-good post..thanks Blogwati G :D *hugs & kisses*

Priya Sreeram said...

oh I loved the don'ts especially. danke for the morning wit n wisdom :)

ficticiousamo said...

Love this positive feel good post.
great advice and plenty to think about :) thanks x

auntyamo
http://ficticiousamo.wordpress.com/

Blogwati Gee said...

I'm glad Preeti. I kinda am a sucker for smiles and ROFLs

Blogwati Gee said...

Ah, Vidya, it was bliss, I tell you. And my wisdom is legendary, even Phantom came to me :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Actually, Srimati it is Prateek :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Happy to help!

Blogwati Gee said...

Ah, the don'ts always intrigue more than the do's, worldwide.

Blogwati Gee said...

Glad you think so.

Rickie said...

Inspired writing! Most of us have much to learn from your gyan, not least of all N D Tiwari and Superman!
:)

Sumita Pai said...

Beautiful. Have bookmarked this to read again at leisure when not fried and petrified of this challenge :)

Four Leaf Clover

Blogwati Gee said...

Sigh, koi unn dono ko email kar do please.

Blogwati Gee said...

I am so glad. do revisit.

Blogwati Gee said...

Yeah, that's the only route I know Shilpa :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Ha ha ha ha live and learn Pallavi.............some day!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thank you A. Jacinta :)

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