100 Days of Happiness – Day 17

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!


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The Happiness of a Playing Carom

100 Days of Happiness – Day 17

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I’ve never been much of a sportsperson. In primary school, I used to positively hate the sports period and try to make up excuses to miss it. I guess it was influenced by those TV shows where children would get a note to get out of gym class.

My favorite game to date remains badminton. The first time I picked up a racquet, I played so poorly, I thought I’d be laughed at, but I had these wonderful neighbors, who would put a net from my home to theirs across the road and play badminton every Sunday. They pulled me in, and I began to improve and love it more. Another game that I had a bad start with was carom. I remember fighting with my father when he put the red coin before me. But I persisted, and soon became almost as good as him.

Happiness is playing a game of carom during the lunch break at office. At times I win a lot of games, but I lose a lot of games too. But in a hectic day, the game comes as a breather, and helps me to focus on the day ahead as well.


(© 9th October 2015)

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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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4 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 17

  1. Reminds me of my childhood, when the whole family would play carom on a Sunday afternoon or on holidays. I used to be pretty good at it, but over time lost touch. Trying to relive those moments with my elder son!

  2. I did miss reading you. I have never tried this challenge though I did start the Happiness Jar and abandoned it half way through. *hangs head in shame* You go, Leo 🙂
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