100 Days of Happiness – Day 16

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 Nature

100 Days of Happiness – Day 16


Nature is inspiring for a poet. It makes moments, moments make verses, and verses make memories, and memories bring happiness when they come so silently, so unexpectedly like a breeze. I’ve never been much of a traveler, but I’ve always found comfort and joy in the arms of Mother Nature.

I remember the wings of the butterfly which brought out my first verse, which made my teacher notice, and pull me toward the world of poetry and literature. I remember the laughter of my sisters echoing in that coracle as we went close to the falls, the drops from the spray drenching us like the rain we pluviophiles love. I remember the sunrise over the Kapila river, when on a college trip, we reached the temple town near it well before dawn. It’s a joy unparalleled.

Happiness is the magic of nature around me where I work. When my mind gets clouded by worry or anger, all I have to do is go out, and take a deep breath, and see the greenery around – the crops in the field and the dragonflies flying over it. The concrete goes out for a moment, taking the negativity with it. And I’m calm.

(© 8th October 2015)


Poetry & writing to me 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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  1. Nature has this very special way of wrapping around our mind and making it dance. It’s nice that you have so much greenery around your office; in a city characteristic of concrete! Enjoy it while it lasts!

    • It’ll last long, Sreedeep. 🙂 My office works with nature, so can never become completely or majority-wise concrete. 😀 And yes, can relate to the way nature makes the heart dance.

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