Friday, January 10, 2014

100 Happy Days

Thanks to a blogger friend I stumbled across this site

This is what you're supposed to do - post a picture of one thing that made you happy each day for 100 days. Isn't that a wonderful idea? I desperately wanted to be a part of it .. but the daily commitment scared me. There's something about a daily challenge that I find very daunting.. and a picture at that! Even though I'm notorious for picture-clicking it's tough to whip out your camera at every happy moment. Some of them are to just be enjoyed and stored away in your memory, aren't they?

So I'm taking a middle path. What I can and hopefully will do, is post a happy post at least once a week.

Since something super happy did happen yesterday here I go...

A happy surprise!

Isn't a happy surprise the best ever? Two days back I forgot my iPod in the gym and was pretty heartbroken - one because it's such a lifeline to my exercise routine and two because it was a birthday gift from my sister. I'd given up on it what with the scores of people coming in and out of the gym. But wonder of wonders.. the cleaning boy had kept it safe and handed it right over to me the next day. By God I could have hugged him. He seemed pretty overwhelmed as I gushed out my 100 odd thank yous. (Wonder what he would have done had I gotten out my camera to click his picture :-D)
That was happiness no 1.

Onto happiness No 2..

...which is also at the gym. I've been exercising more or less regularly for over 15 years now. And finally I've found my groove, as it were. Zumba -  a super cardio routine. It's an aerobic dance that combines Latin and other international dance forms. Go here to read more. I've said it often enough that I'm not a dancer and so I was very apprehensive about the whole thing. But what absolute fun it's turned out to be. That's perhaps the only place I let go and have a blast, bad knees and all!

We're a mixed bunch of girls/women.
- There are the really good ones who move like a dream.
- Then there are ones like me.. who just about manage to move to the beat without much grace - a 1, 2, 3, 4.. kind of thing
- Then there are others who don't even get the beat.
- And finally there are some who should come with a 'keep distance' banner.. so uncoordinated are they. Hands and legs kick out in all directions.. off beat, off time.

I'm sure we make for quite a sight

But the thing is
It just doesn't matter.

Everyone has a great time. There's something wonderfully warm about being happy together. The icing on the cake is our super sunny-smiled trainer. Thank you P for a wonderful time each week!

Those were my happy moments. What made you happy today? Do share it here.
Cheers to a great weekend.

Linking to ABC Wednesday for the letter Z.


  1. That was just such a nice happy post, brought a smile to my face

  2. Hey, I did Zumba this week, too, and put up a youtube of it. Check it out - such fun, but I can't do it as you will read.

    abcw team

  3. Tulika that was such a happy happy post! You know I also came across this 100 happy days buy like you a daily challenge scares me to no end! :) I love your idea of posting each week...great going! :) God bless the cleaning boy...honest people still do exist...

  4. Jairam.. Glad it did.

    Leslie.. Yeah read your post. Sad that you cannot take this on. But swimming's great fun too. Right?

    Aditi..yes exactly my thoughts. Honest people do exist.

  5. Your wonderful post and the picture made me happy today:)
    I am also averse to marathon postings for long duration.Anything compulsory deters me from joining!!

  6. Zumba seems to be getting popular. This is the 2nd Zumba post am reading!

    Happy days are here again! :)

  7. Loved this post!!
    You got your iPod back... That was a happy surprise indeed! :)
    Zumba... sounds great, well, if I were to join you for this activity, you would have to write about the 5th type of women like me, who would be standing like a statue despite the enthusiastic group and peppy music! :)

  8. Glad you got your iPod back. :)
    Is it too late to join?
    I am keen actually.

  9. What a lovely, warm post. I could not help but smile through the whole post.

    Am participating in the 100 happy days as well :)

  10. KP.. Isn't happiness just so contagious? Welcome to the party.

    Magiceye.. Yes I know where you've read that one :-).

    Shilpa.. Lol..that bad haan? Maybe you can try standing right at the back and watching before you join in.

    Indrani.. Do try it. Actually a lot depends on the trainer. Try to find a good one and you're set.

    Kajal.. You are?? Will watch out for your pictures. Are you putting them on on FB? Hats off to your commitment.

  11. I wish I can do Zumba some day! :)

    Loved the post!

  12. You know, reading how happy you are made my day a whole lot brighter! Thank you so much! ♥

  13. I enjoyed your happy post. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  14. Naba.. What's stopping you? Time constraints?

    Kathy.. This is the nicest kind of infection! You are welcome.

  15. good to see more and more people taking this up.. brings a smile on everyone's face as they share in the joy of others... Keep posting :D
    Lets make it to day 100!

  16. Roshan sure does. Read your happy post too. Yes I hope I can make through the 100 days.

  17. Happy can be a state of mind!


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