Sunday, 1 September 2013

7 Moments Of Bliss I live For!

I don't have a cheerful disposition...always grim-faced and serious. That's what people say. And I won't fully disagree with them. Oftentimes when my hubby and son break into uproarious bouts of laughter over some silly joke being cracked on that idiot box, I can't help but simply stare at them with a cold expression on my face. Nope, I can't bring myself to laugh along with them. What's wrong with me, I often wonder! Sometimes, I also wonder whether I was born with a missing (laughing) gene? If no, then why can't I laugh like them? Why do I've to take my life so seriously? Why do I've to read so many self-help books to keep my batteries charged? Why do I carry this pressure to perform, while others around are whiling away their time.
Anyway, after racking my tiny brain a little, I did manage to come up with seven wonderful moments that make me happy. In other words, moments or occasions that bring smile on my face. 

Here goes the list. 

1] Taking a day off from the office
Nothing excites me more than a day off from the office. Now, how do I spend such days? Just by catching any regular masala movie on the television, reading, blogging, enjoying a lovely lunch in the company of my hubby and son, spending quality time with my kiddo and teaching him without any pressure. 
Oh! How I wish everyday was a day off for me. 

2] Buying a book

I indulge in a lot of window shopping of books online. It's one of those wonderful moments I enjoy the most. Needless to add, the most-wanted books make it to my wish list. But it is when I click that 'Add to Cart' button, my happiness goes a notch higher. 
Oh! How I wish that I could get hold of a new book every fortnight. 

3] Playing with my kiddo

Honestly, I don't play with my kid. Whatever time I've got on my hands, I spent them on his studies. No, no it's not that I don't like to play with him. It's just that I can't stop myself from teaching  him.(Very typical south Indian trait, I believe.)
Oh! How I wish I had more than 24 hours in a day, so that I could spend a few more fruitful hours with my son.

4] Going out for a movie 

Movies are just an excuse. It's the quality time that we as a family get to spend together after the movie at different food joints that I happily look forward.
Oh! How I wish I could watch movies more often.

5] Completing a book 

Completing a book is no mean feat for me, considering my slow pace.

Oh! How I wish I could complete reading more and more books this year. Btw, how do some book lovers manage to read a 100 books in a year? Do they skip pages or just scan through? Any guesses?

6] Online window shopping

Online window shopping is my hobby. Give me some spare time, and I'll start staring at those lovely cotton and chiffon sarees, jewellery, bags, books, shoes, et al. 

Oh! How much I love those starched cotton sarees. Wish I was slim enough to adorn all of them.

7] When I ain't teaching my kid

It relives me, and more importantly relives him as well. Such occasions are rare because every month we end up having 'war weeks,' what with exams hovering over our head almost all the time.

Oh! How I wish Aryan had no exams, but then that's too much to ask for.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st - 7th September 2013.



  1. oh, how I wish the kiddo did not have exams too.... Sigh but on the longer run I feel they do need exams too. or else they will not exercise their brains at all :P

  2. What a lovely list, Jini! :-) I enjoy all of them. The only thing is no.7, which I don't do. :-)I am looking forward to the Navaratri holidays already!

  3. Ah! For me starting a new book is the pleasure. Completing is replete with a sense of separation - unless it is a BAD book :)

  4. Jini thats a wonderful list. I say just practice smiling and eventually you'll be smiling for no reason.
    And Ah! books...i love book shopping but i love going to store and picking up books after feeling them like a rare treasure.

  5. Jini these seven things you like are really likable.I love to watch movies and read books endlessly.

  6. That is a wonderful list. I remember loving point 1, when I used to work. As for reading, I am one of those book lovers who read more than a 100 books. I don't skip pages or scan, I just take out time to read. I read while doing everything, always carry a book so that any place I get a minute I read :)
    My daughter doesn't have exams, thank god for that! And the one time she did, I had left it to her to study, and she did okay :)

  7. Same pinch when it comes to movies and books :) Rest, please enjoy in peace :P

  8. with exams right 'round the i wish my kiddos didn't have exams too!! wishful thinking!!

  9. Ditto!! I enjoy reading & window shopping.they are such a good stress buster & entertaining.

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  11. Buying a new book and finishing it are some of my favourite activities too! :)

  12. All the points I relate to except for the two kid points which is because I dont have a kid :D but I would say buying a book and reading it tops my list :)


  13. Wonderful list!
    Buying a book always makes me smile and some moments in the beach too... :)

  14. the start of the post set the right tone :)

    you can check out my post here:-
    Karan - Grand Mother

  15. So happy to see another Aryan. I love buying and reading books too and looking at online shopping sites is one of my fav timepass :P
    Love watching movies too!:)


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