More often than never, I have wandered into the unknown. And everywhere I go, I find pleasant surprises. The new path I hit upon, the new goals I set, the new friends I make, they all bring me my surprise. I dedicate this blog to all those who left their mark on my life. I dedicate this blog to the people in my lifetime.
It may come in the form of pleasant news or finding something
that has long been awaited for. For some it may be in the smell of the Earth
before the rains and for some, it may be in the sight of the mighty down pour. Some find it in the sound of laughter or, in the feel of a tender touch. Why?
It can be by satisfying your hunger or, even feeding your greed. It can be in
the slightest gesture or, something huge. Happiness comes in different forms.
The positive minded find happiness in everything and other may need to hunt
deeper than that. For some it is in the first cup of the morning tea and for
some it is in steam of an afternoon coffee. Holding a chill bottle of
coco-cola, http://CokeURL.com/96jnc itself is happiness in itself. Isn't it?
Happiness is being greeted with sloppy licks and the wagging
tail of a dog. It is in seeing the worried look on your dog’s face when given a
bath. It is happiness to see your dog dry himself in the sun. Happiness is in
the voice and anger of a nagging wife who leaves a note in your tiffin telling
you how sorry she is. It is in her unspoken words of care after the fight. Happiness
is holding a sleeping child in your arms. It is in waiting for the child to
wake up. It is in the wait and watching your child grow every day. It is in
every achievement your child gets home. It is happiness when the spring colors
the Earth and every tree displays its flowery glory. It is behind the smile on
seeing the tree sway to the tunes of the wind. It is in the music of the wind
chime and the coo-coo of the mynah.
Many a thing may define happiness but what really
gets me my smile of happiness is a bowl full of
fresh salad. Crisp yet, tender
vegetables in an array of colors playing a game of monopoly. What I enjoy the most is the amazing power
play between the calm, flavorful iceberg and the texture of a mushroom; knowing
that they cannot win the battle of colors with the chilies and grains. Then there
is the crunch added by the walnut and almonds and the sweetness of raisins and
honey clubbed with the tanginess of lemon that bursts out a whole new nation of
taste. Some may prefer a generous shower but I like the gentle drizzle of olive
oil over it. And oh! What joy it is when the oil is fused with burnt garlic? And
then the throw of olives-green or black like they have no better work to do.
But when spooned with the veggies, they define magic in your mouth. This is
what happiness means to me. What about you?
Thank you coco-cola for making me write what happiness means
to me. Here is how coke defines happiness.