100 Days of Happiness – Day 24

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 β€” Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


The Happiness of Reading Reader’s Digest

100 Days of Happiness – Day 24


I’ve never been a fan of magazines, though there are some that are still quite interesting. One such is Reader’s Digest.

The first time I read Reader’s Digest (or RD as I call it) was when I visited my neighborhood library for the first time. It felt interesting, the articles nicely written, and thought provoking too. I began to peruse it each month when I visited the library. Then life took over, and I couldn’t visit the library for a long time. I became more fond of novels, and the interest in reading RD dwindled. Then, last year, one of my friends had a copy, and I thought I’d subscribe.

Happiness is… re-reading some articles from RD, and enjoying them again. My favorite segment is the humor one, titled “Laughter, the best medicine” which I always read first. Life is mostly serious, so might as well start with a lot of fun.

(Β© 16th 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 24”

  1. Quite like you I too am not into magazines. I’d much rather pick up a novel. Yet RD remains an exception. I used to enjoy all their columns – ‘Laughter the best medicine’, ‘Humour in uniform’ and I learnt many new word from ‘Towards more picturesque speech’ including ‘picturesque’. They also feature some great excerpts from books. Oh I need to pick it up again. You brought back some fun memories.
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    • Yeah. Reader’s Digest has some fun memories for sure, Tulika. But the quality of articles hasn’t stayed the same, sadly. The laughter segment is still nice though.

  2. During my teens, I was extremely fond of RD. I think it did a great deal to increase my vocabulary. But over time, the quality wasn’t that classy and I altogether quit reading it. Today, I read it only occasionally; my kids’ paediatrician has a subscription and I read parts of it during our visits there πŸ™‚

    • I agree. The quality hasn’t stayed the same, over time. I read it occasionally now again, Sreedeep. πŸ™‚

      But I still wonder if it’s worth a renewal of subscription. πŸ˜€

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