Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My happiness list (Things that make me smile...)

This has been inspired by Clare and her 3 beautiful things. This is a list of all things that make me smile...I plan to keep updating it...


  1. Curled up in bed with a good book
  2. A hot mug of coffee in one hand, and a book in the other
  3. When its raining cats and dogs outside, and I'm sitting on my favourite sofa as home
  4. traveling through the city alone at a window seat in a bus
  5. Watching a little baby walking on the road holding his fathers/mothers finger
  6. A young father carrying a baby girl
  7. Listening to fast music while having a hot shower
  8. Getting in touch with a old friend whom I had lost touch with
  9. Planning a trip
  10. Looking forward to a trip
  11. Walking through ankle/knee high water in my old jeans and mackintosh...And its pouring
  12. When my 2 month niece falls asleep with her head on my shoulder and her nose against my neck
  13. Talking about books with friends
  14. Mom still complaining that I'm never going to grow up
  15. Talking total nonsense with old friends
  16. Listening to classic songs..And singing along with my roommates
  17. When a newly tried dish turns out well
  18. Holding hands
  19. Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  20. Watching mushy movies
  21. Getting personal mail from friends
  22. Getting a snail mail letter
  23. Getting a courier from home
  24. Buying new books
  25. Finding an unexpected book in a small book shop
  26. Writing my blog
  27. Getting comments on my blog
  28. The first drops of rain on my cheek after a harsh summer
  29. Finding a very old greeting card or school book at the back of my drawers at home
  30. Looking at childhood photos
  31. The smell of a new notebook...Reminds me of 1st day of school
  32. The smell of new plastic...Reminds of new raincoats and new schoolbags
  33. The smell of wet mud
  34. The smell of paint
  35. My nieces toothless smile
  36. Listening to radio on a long drive
  37. When I learn something new
  38. Wearing new clothes
  39. Fitting into old clothes
  40. Sitting on top of the dining table at home
  41. Discovering something new to eat in the cupboard/fridge
  42. Riding pillion with the wind blowing through my hair
  43. Rolling up and jeans and dipping my feet in a stream
  44. Washing my hair, roaming around with slightly damp hair,smelling the shampoo in the damp hair
  45. Having hot soup on a cold day
  46. Waking up at 7 on a Saturday morning, realizing i dont have to go to work, and going back to sleep

6 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Nandita,

I loved your list of 50. I too am a recent convert to Clare's TBT blog and share with u the appreciation of her approach and admire the way she writes so beautifully.

Why restrict your list to 50 why not some more. Surely u must have missed out on some things which make u happy. Try to recall and enlarge.

I can smell the shampoo from your wet hair and when u drink that hot cuppa soup why not share it with someone? One by two as we call it in Mumbai.

Calabar Gal said...

Getting comments on my blog makes me happy too!! Ecstactic in fact!!
Its so nice to be appreciated and feels so gooooooooooodddddd!!!!!

Nandita said...

Thanks for the comments ppl... :-)

the cowlick said...

Getting in touch with a old friend whom I had lost touch with
Try Orkut.. you'll stop saying that.
Waking up at 7 on a Saturday morning, realizing i dont have to go to work, and going back to sleep
I lerve that! I even smile wickedly to myself before dozing off again?

Nandita said...

cowlick: actually am a member of orkut ((embarrased))...
but i prefer the dark old days of sending personal email...
P.S.:loved your blog...

Saie said...

Man u r awesome!
Every thing u said is perfectly beautiful.

i add one: enjoying a rocking night at a night club after a nice workout at the gym.