Happy 4th of July to all of you guys in the US! Am I jealous that you’re probably attending a barbecue, lighting up fireworks or just enjoying some time off? Psshhh not at all! I kid, I kid, I hope you are having a great time celebrating. For the rest of you
suckers guys at work, join the club !
I’m all about relishing the little things in life, and as soon as I saw this survey floating around, I knew it wouldn’t be long till I sang along. Reading other people’s responses as well as filling it out left me feeling warm & fuzzy, so here’s hoping it has the same effect on you. Without further ado, here’s my ABCs of what makes me happy:
A pples and Almonds: 98% of the time, I snack on apples and almonds at work and don’t see this changing anytime soon
B reakfast & Blow drys: It’s hard to be in a bad mood when my hair looks good.
D MCs i.e. ‘Deep Meaningful Conversations’ for the acronym-challenged
E mail exchanges, obviously not including work-related mails
F amily: Love ‘em, argue with ‘em but where would I be without ‘em?
G irlfriends: I might not speak to them daily or see them as much I would like, but when push comes to shove, I am blessed to have multiple girlfriends I can count on
H ealthy bowels: I may regret saying this over the internet but it doesn’t get better than having to go as soon as you wake up. I said it, you thought it!
I: iPhone, iTouch, iAnything …shock, horror
J ava: More than its caffeine effects, the ritual and taste of drinking coffee makes me look forward to it every single morning
K hana: a.k.a. the Hindi term for ‘food’…call it what you want but food makes me happy
L aughter, because a life without laughter isn’t worth living
M assages, Music & Matinees. The first 2 are a no-brainer. As for matinees, there’s something about seeing a film in the middle of the day which feels downright indulgent
O utdoor dining: I <3 all things summer, including eating al fresco!
P hotographs a.k.a. tangible memories of non-tangible events
Q uick Dry for reducing the risk of smudged manicures
R elaxation & Running, which is ironic as one conserves energy while the other uses up energy.
S inging , Supermarkets & Showers
T ime: Time with loved ones, extra time in the morning, whatever: time is invaluable.
U V rays: Being amidst the monsoon season makes me appreciate the sunlight all the more. Every day I wake up to sunlight pouring through my window, it’s Khushboo – 1, Monsoons, – 0
V acations: Just thinking about my upcoming trip to London next month makes me giddy with excitement
W ine: I’m no connoisseur (yet) but lately wine has been my drink of choice, red preferably
X ercise: This is a cop out for ‘X’ but I’d be lying if I said xylophones or X-rays make me happy. Xercise is my drug of choice
Y ogurt: Frozen, plain, Greek- hits the spot every.single.time
Z ite: Thank you Apple for allowing me to customise a newspaper/magazine which is only filled with articles that interest me
Pick a few letters and tell me what simple things make you happy…