100 Days of Happiness – Day 42

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 Rain

100 Days of Happiness – Day 42


The weather of this beautiful city where I live is very unpredictable. The weather report for the week told us to expect rain. But if it is raining in one part of the city, it’ll be bone dry in the other. I remember one time when it was raining behind my house, but not a drop fell outside my front gate.

I’m a lover of rain – a pluviophile. It may be an oxymoron, but nothing brightens my day better than to see the dark clouds rolling in and threatening to let loose its wonderful bounty on the world. So I was hoping that that forecast would come true. Most of the morning here, it was bathed in sunshine. So I thought it would be another botched weather forecast. But I was happily proven wrong.

For a lover of rain, happiness is the sound of raindrops on a tin roof, the fragrance of dust kicking off the earth and just feeling the drops on my face. Surprisingly, there are hailstones, and it is not just a passing shower. It has been raining cats and dogs (not literally) since the last thirty minutes, and it doesn’t seem like it will let up any time soon.

(© 3rd November 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 42”

  1. There is nothing like a rain storm is there?! unless its accompanied by hailstones! 😀
    I love the rain, sipping hot chai, eating pakodas and watching it rain! Bliss..

    Well, I can sip the hot chai and make pakodas and eat this Thursday – for we have a forecast for our very first snowfall of the season! yay! 😀
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  2. I like the raindrops splashing off the windows and sprinkling at my feet or hands. I also like the smell of first rain so much I’very been tempted to describe it as the soil losing its virginity :p

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