Last week, I received Lindsey Mead’s post on “things that make me happy” in my inbox. I love her writing, her honesty, her vulnerability and am so grateful for everything that I have learnt from her. I sometimes nod my head in agreement and feel like I am listening to a dear friend talk when I read her posts and on other days her writing make me feel that I am less alone in my struggles and dilemmas. Sometimes, I wish I lived next door and could have a real conversation with her. Most importantly, I am grateful she inspired me to start writing!

Here are a few things that made me happy this past month –

  • Walking to Vivaan’s daycare after work and noticing the fresh, crisp air touching my face.
  • Watching his big bright smile when I see him and yell out – “Vivaan – Mama is here.”
  • French fries
  • Deep & vulnerable conversations with close friends knowing that I am cared and loved for despite my imperfections.
  • Hot tub with vivaan, several times this past month!
  • Telling Sumit – “ You look handsome” after he came back from his haircut
  • Watsapp messages with hearts, smileys and lots of pictures from my family
  • 8, 9 and 10 hours of sleep at night in a warm, cozy bed and feeling rested the next morning even though my sleep was interrupted
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Being able to fit into one of my favorite dresses and the ability to smile at my new mommy belly:-)
  • Watching the sunset on a lake
  • Home cooked food
  • Texts, emails and messages from blog readers
  • Writing hand written notes to people who matter
  • Watching Elle Luna talk about her book  – The crossroads of should and must
  • Having the time, support and desire to write this blog and share my voice

What’s made you happy lately?

  1. Lindsey says:

    Great list. I don’t know Elle Luna’s book but based on the title alone I must check it out! xoxox

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