100 Days of Happiness – Day 18

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 Watching a Favorite Movie

100 Days of Happiness – Day 18


I’m not a big movie buff these days. I like watching them, but am not too bothered if I miss going to one with friends and stay home with a book instead. But I once was. I remember going to the first show on the first day of the release, to all the Harry Potter movies. Even though it fell on a weekday and I had college. It’s almost been a year perhaps that I watched a movie at the theaters. In a way, it does feel odd. I wonder at times, when that streak will come to an end.

I have a lot of movies with me though, some that I love to watch again and again. The evergreen movie, “Manichitra Thazhu”, which has since been remade in other languages, still ranks among my favorites. I don’t mind watching SRK in “Kal Ho Na Ho” or “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham” or Kamal Hassan in “Avvai Shanmughi”. I have few favorites in English too, like “Hitch” or “The Pink Panther”. But this one ranks higher than most.

Happiness is watching the movie “School of Life”, and smiling at some of the wisdom. The first time I saw this movie was a decade back, and I enjoyed it then, as I do even now.

(© 10th 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.

4 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 18”

  1. I haven’t seen ‘School of Life’. But ‘Manichitrathazhu’ remains one of my favorites too. Glad that School of Life makes you happy!

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