100 Days of Happiness – Day 5

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 an Old News

100 Days of Happiness – Day 5


I think we live in a time where there’s a lot of crime that finds its way to the newspapers and the media, but more that doesn’t get reported. They’re suppressed by those who suffer or those who cause the suffering. Perhaps there is reason for that, but that of course, doesn’t make the fact that it is suppressed false.

Last year, one of my best friends had written an article for a site that highlighted a practice that I hadn’t known of before then – FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). It was her article that made me look up what it was and read about it that night on Wikipedia. The statistics startled me — this practice was very common in African countries.

When something gets hold of my thoughts in such a manner, I have to write on it. And though Jaibala warned me not to try in first person POV, I did. I ended up writing this post titled “Darkness”.

Happiness is reading an old news (screenshot from The Guardian) that brought a good news, that earlier this year Nigeria had banned the practice. I think that it had to start somewhere, and I’m happy that it has reduced the practice, even a little.

(© 27th 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.

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