100 Days of Happiness – Day 2

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 β€” Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


The Happiness of Rain

100 Days of Happiness – Day 2


As I mentioned in a very recent post, I am a pluviophile. I have been a lover of rain ever since I was a child, and nothing brings a smile like the rain, especially the petrichor fragrance that the earth throws up when the first drops hit it.

The weather today was quite sunny and sultry in the morning, but the weather of this wonderful city where I live is such that it changes unexpectedly. And my friends and I were taken by surprise when the rain began to pour in the afternoon. The roads were jammed as we returned home; as expected of course. People crossed holding those colorful umbrellas that brought back memories of school days.

It had not rained as heavily near my home, but the clouds above promised different by nightfall, and to my joy, it didn’t let me down. Beautiful, and happiness, is the pitter-patter of rain outside my window as I sit to write a story. It cheers me on. And hopefully, the story will be as beautiful as the rain.

(Β© 24th 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.

10 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 2”

  1. Honest thoughts, Vinay. Rain may be God’s tears of joy when He looks down on this beautiful earth. Yes, rain makes us happy. That peculiar fragrance of the first rains is so soothing to the senses that you’ll never forget what it feels like. Glad the rains made you happy today; and good luck with that story!

    • Yes. Rain is one thing that can make us happy, and very easily, I feel. The manvaasana, it’s so alluring at times, and calming. πŸ˜€ And yes, very inspiring too, Sreedeep. πŸ™‚ I finished the story and sent it off.

  2. I so dislike the word ‘Petrichor’! I mean it kinda slaughters the beauty and enchantment of that scent and the refreshing feeling it evokes.

    Hello to you fellow ‘Lover of Rain’ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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