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Appreciation Experience Happiness Life Love People Self Love

How Happy I Feel Here

Sitting in front of our HCL computer at home, feeling the need to write down my thoughts to inspire others, I wrote very my first post on Blogspot.in back in 2012, that spoke about how I overcame/was overcoming depression. I was in high school. The post received positive responses from my friends with whom I had shared, and my sister. I almost wrote my second post, saved it as a draft, and now I notice that I had deleted it. I did continue to keep coming back continuously only to see how my profile looks to other people. And that is all.

4 years later, I sat in front of my laptop, feeling the need to write down my thoughts to inspire others. I write my first post, not quite certain if someone would notice my blog. I had 3 followers! My sister – who I think followed me few years back when she had written a post, My mother – who does not know she’s following me because I logged into her account and followed myself, and the third – Myself. I was Happy.

As I wrote my first post, I wondered who would stumble upon my blog and read my post. I of course was unaware of First Friday and Community Posts. And then one day, I receive a notification that someone who I do not know completely, from another corner of the world, has liked my post and followed my blog. I WAS OVERJOYED. I was over the moon. That is the moment I realized that my blog does offer value, and I must continue to grow it.

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Today, as I share this platform with 113 of you beautiful souls, I feel the need to look back and appreciate the fact that I have come so far. My posts have communicated the beauty of being in the present, and I must follow what I preach! I do take the moment to live the moment.

Why to always wait for that cherry when you can still smile and celebrate over having baked the cake?
Why not, for once, stop and smell the roses?

With this attitude, I aim to make my blog big, that offers even bigger value to whoever reading it. I want to nurture it like a baby, as it has given me happiness when almost nothing was going right – I had quit my job and come to Mumbai, I did not get accepted to the college I had applied to and I was figuring out my life.

Happening to be Happy felt to be a blessing in my life, a support system that I was probably searching for, and a family with whom I could learn, share and grow!

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I want you to take a moment and appreciate where you are, or start to believe in how much you will do, and applaud your efforts!

Can we, today, be grateful to ourselves and to those who love us?
Can we, today, put down our thoughts and show gratitude for what we have?
Can we, today, realize our power to create ourselves to be where we want to be?

Because we can will. 

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Appreciation Awards

My First Ever Blogger Recognition Award

Hey Cherylene, thank you so much for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. You are special because this is the first time ever, a blog like yours filled with such compassion and motivation has recognized the beauty in mine.

Happening to be Happy 

Read on to know how a thought transformed into a movement..

All of us see the negativity, but rarely do we see the hope and possibility of it being filled with happiness again. A student, a manager, a singer, a housewife, a help – you name it, and they all have one wish in common – to be happy. Happiness is clearly not a destination, but a journey. It certainly needs to be felt even when you are working towards your dreams, or simply sitting, you need to feel your energy only on things that matter to you. This is where  YOU decide what happiness means to you. You deserve to be the way you have wish yourself to be. This is how, you Happen to be Happy!

I am working on making this beautiful thought into a strong movement – where we, together, can make happiness a reality. Hope to see you join me!

Here is my advice for the new bloggers:

  1. Hey beautiful bloggers, you have chosen the right platform to share your thoughts. Keep writing!
  2. Be yourself. You have created this blog, and it is special. Make it bloom and see it make a difference in how people behave, for the good. I believe, a blog has the ability to change a reader’s perception, which creates a ripple effect towards a more healthy and happy world!

Tin, tin! It’s time to nominate bloggers for the award! Honestly, all 102 blogs that I follow are great! Let me tell you honestly, I want to make it a habit to read all the posts on my reader. There are those awesome blogs, whose topics I may not relate to, or may miss on my reader. I want to read all the posts! So the blogs whose topics I relate to more, and deeply appreciate, are –

Yay! There are the rules that you need to follow!

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

It feels good writing this post, but I would like to add that I truly admire the passion within each writer and that no award can determine how impactful your blog is, it is only the sense of satisfaction you get when you write. We are all equal.