100 Days of Happiness – Day 15

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 Gifting Books

100 Days of Happiness – Day 15


There is much joy in giving books to friends, as much as there is in getting books from them. And I love to do that. Book exchanges with friends are fun, and I’ve exchanged books with quite a few friends now. A personalized note, a book that you loved and you want them to read, and yes, the happiness that you feel when the book is in their hands… that’s quite unique.

I recently sent a couple of books to Sreedeep, who had earlier sent me the biography of Sir Alex Ferguson. We both sent the books as a surprise, almost at the same time. The two books I sent were two of my favorite fictions. But as luck would have it, it got delayed at the courier for nearly a week almost. I mean, which courier doesn’t do delivery to residential addresses? Come on! In the end, had to leave the surprise part be, and he went to the courier office and collected it.

Happiness is the moment your book gift is in the friend’s hands, and knowing that he hasn’t read the books you had sent as the gift. Happy reading!

(© 7th October 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.

8 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 15”

  1. Absolutely, Vinay. I had the euphoria when I saw the book reached you. And the reciprocation (for want of a better word) was equally blissful! A tiring day in office, carrying the parcel home, opening it as soon as I stepped inside and finding the Desai duo – priceless!!!

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