100 Days of Happiness – Day 28

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 A Good Day at Office

100 Days of Happiness – Day 28


Every person around me seems to have an expectation of what I should be doing, where I need to be and what I should be earning. Oh yes, they also have an expectation on how I should be spending what I earn too. When I first joined this company, the expectation was that I’d stay there just a year for the experience and then jump to the field I chose by education. It didn’t matter to anyone that at the time, I’d discovered that I loved where I was. And to be honest, it still doesn’t seem to matter either.

The one expectation I’ve had of myself is that I give a hundred percent to what I’m doing. I’ve followed my passion, yes. But every task that has been given to me at work, every project, I’ve given it my best effort, and got a result to my satisfaction, and my boss’s as well.

Happiness is… a day when what work I did turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. And the words of a colleague who was happy that I was putting in that effort to make sure I got the output, knowing that a deadline is around the corner. It has been long since a day has gone by so quickly, lost in the interest of the work I was doing. And I’m glad for it.

(© 20th 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.

2 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 28”

  1. A great quote by Steve Jobs. You are right, a good day of work can make you happy. There’s that feeling as you step out of office when you realize everything you did that day, turned out the way it should have. It’s indescribable!

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