Category: happiness

My Happy Place #IamHappy

happy place vidya sury

What with March 20 being International Day of Happiness and all the buzz leading up to it, I’ve been pondering on the question: “What really makes me happy” Mi. I had the biggest shock last week, Mi. I had a date with a lovely friend and called her to confirm...


A Treat

And the day dawned bright and clear today. It is good to be back home, even though I was only gone for three days. Today is the big day when Vidur’s music school celebrated their annual Smriti Divas in memory of Pandit V N Bhatkande and VD Paluskar. Today is...


Oh, those little things!

little things vidya sury

So, Mi, this moment, I believe there is a God. I was making a list of things to do as I’ll be busy the next three days. One of them was the staple dosa milaga podi. I was trying to figure out when to fit in the roasting and grinding...


Happiness Is a Mini Break


I was tired of my to-do list It was so very long I yearned to take time off And listen to that song I looked for ways to relax And hit upon a plan I ditched the list and spent Time with my little man No need to go out...


Reflections on 11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends

Mi, you would love this article at Oprah’s called 11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends. I was charmed by what I read. While I am not one to pick up a pen and take action on posts like these even if I intend to, in...


That Blessing In Disguise

hanuman blessing in disguise vidya sury

Somehow the trip materialized, our tickets got confirmed. We went. Had a glorious time. Visited some old haunts. En route to our destination on day 3, we landed at the Tadbund Hanuman Temple. My eyes brimmed with tears, thinking of that December back in 1996 when we visited it every...


Kindness is always possible

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” I learned only a couple of years ago that is a quote by the Dalai Lama. Kindness is something you’ve always encouraged in me, along with compassion, Mi. Even though we barely scraped through the month, you always assured me we were...

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