Sunday, May 25, 2014

What makes you happy?

Here's to that moment when you realize you have grown competent enough or plain lucky that your day has a few extra unexpected free minutes!
My sister in law suggested this.. She and I are going to post a picture of something that makes us happy everyday for 100 days. Hash tag #100happydays.

Wake up Sid.. A wonderful movie about the happiness you experience when you work hard at what you love and get to share your life with the one you love.. It's not only waking up, but as Swami Vivekanand might say..It is an awakening..

**Movie spoilers ahead**

The two met on her first evening in Mumbai. He mentioned the Mumbai rain is his favourite and there is a special spot to view it.. They became flatmates, office colleagues, friends, had a fight and then the monsoon burst..

He was awful at studies.. had no vision or direction in life. Left his doting mother, loving but strict father and his home. All to find out photography was his true calling.. His first pay check he received the previous day and today the magazine he works for has a picture taken by him.. a whole page to what he wished to capture.. his moment of eternity..

She wanted to be a writer.. The voice over reads out her first article in the very same magazine.. She tore away her article the night before the submission deadline and started writing again.. What could she write about a city so much had already been written about.. What made it different? Her new found independence? Her exciting new job? The answer right in front of her nose.. someone she met her first day in this new city.. roommate, companion, friend.. who made her days brighter.. and those dark moments less lonelier.. In the rush of life we forget what is that special feeling that makes us and our life's more special.. take out time and find out what makes you happy..

And yes he did reach her as the very first monsoon rain showered pearls of happiness in each droplet that drenched the city..

I so want to be in this video..


  1. Love your blog Rehea and loved the movie. I watched it some time back and cried and laughed! I always tell my children to do your passion, that is where you are happy and blissful and most productive!
    Loved the Happy Dance! I will join you and we, Blasters,should make our own Happy Dance Video!

    1. Cynthia.. you are the best..I love the idea of the video! Now whom do we approach and how? Everyone can send in small video clips and Katelyn maybe or whoever else does VMs can string it together.. I need to go practice my dance steps.. bye bye..

      P.S - Your children sound really lucky.. touch wood
      P.P.S - How do you watch so many things in hindi?