100 Days of Happiness – Day 1

It’s easy to find sadness each day, but to find a moment of happiness is difficult. Last year, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the 100 Days of Happiness challenge. This year, I am more determined to finish it — Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


The Happiness of Peace and Prasadam

100 Days of Happiness – Day 1


My happiness depends on my peace of mind. Since morning, my mood was off. I was feeling sullen. But happiness comes from small things after all.

At my office, there’s a temple. On this day in 2011, the deity was placed there, and every year, there’s a pratishta pooja that happens. For me, happiness is the ambience of the temple. I haven’t gone there often, but when I do, it is calm and energy giving. That calmness comes to my mind as well. I think I should go there more often.

Today, the ambience was a little different. But a few moments there, a small prayer and seeing the Lord Shiva, it gave me some joy. And the prasadam that we got in return was a delicious lunch with puliyogare (tamarind rice), curd rice (with onions, chillies and pomegranate seeds) and kesari baath (a dessert made with semolina, sugar, ghee, water, milk, and diced pineapple). It was filling, and a moment of joy to savor from this day.

(© 23rd September 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

12 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 1”

    • Yes. Ambience and prasadams are always a highlight. 🙂 But depends on the temple too. If it is Guruvayur, the highlight might be seeing an elephant as well. Thanks, Pooja. 😀

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