The Happiness of Friendship
100 Days of Happiness – Day 7
Friendship matters to me a lot. It’s because of friends that I am who I am today. At my office, there are a few who I am very close with. One of them is leaving the job for pursuing higher studies. It’s an opportunity that she has been looking out for, and I’m happy for her.
Today was her farewell. We gave a simple official send-off for her, with sweets and chips and soft drinks. We gifted her a brass lamp with the Goddess Lakshmi on it. And then, few of us went out for lunch. It’s something we do very rarely, and I think this is the first time the six of us have gone out together. We had fun. We talked, pulled each other’s legs and laughed a lot. We had a variety of dishes, the names of which I don’t remember now. And each course was delicious. But I think the best was what was saved for last.
Happiness is sharing a sizzling brownie between six friends, each trying to get hold of a piece of the brownie and the butterscotch ice-cream on top of that, while trying to see through the smoke as well. And happiness is the memories that’ll not melt away any time soon.
(© 29th September 2015)