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IBMC #10 -The Happiness Challenge

Welcome to the last task. This one is pretty easy!
“Happiness is … ”

Complete the sentence and grow it. Keep it a maximum of five hundred words or less.

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For more on the challenge, click here.

When do we feel most happy? When we get a good grade at school or college, a promotion, new phone or when we are on a vacation? And what happens when the euphoria of all this wears away? The grade is forgotten, we have a new academic year yet again to prove ourselves, the challenge after the promotion again becomes routine, just a few months now and the new phone is already throwing tantrums, after a great holiday, life again settles into a mundane pattern. Now, are we still happy or again on the lookout for something exciting to make us happy?

A sense of void returns to our life because the key to happiness is not related to any external stimuli. Happiness is a state of mind. The moment it gets linked to the happening or non-happening of an event, it is short lived and fleeting. Happiness is a conscious choice not an automatic response.

“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. “Albert Schweitzer

When one is happy from within he/she doesn’t need the support of external aids to feel happy. The journey to explore within oneself to reach a state of “Ananda” or eternal bliss is a long one.

Gazing around me I discovered a plethora of little things in our everyday life which help us tread this fascinating journey of life with a happy frame of mind, as it is rightly said, “Happiness is a journey, not a destination!”

Being amid nature, listening to music, a random act of kindness, curling up with a great book, cooking a meal and enjoying it with family, a baby’s laughter, bringing smile to someone’s face,  baking aroma wafting from my oven, an empty parking place in a busy area, sleeping on my mother’s lap, the smell of the first raindrops on the parched earth, learning something out of my comfort zone……….oh! The list is endless!

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I had a great time in participating in this challenge. Hope you all enjoyed it as well <3!

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28 comments on “IBMC #10 -The Happiness Challenge

  1. DeepikasRamblings
    February 21, 2017

    Just loved this one Radhika. Reading your post, made me happy. My journey with happiness has begun for the day 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Andrei
    February 21, 2017

    “Gazing around me I discovered a plethora of little things in our everyday life which help us tread this fascinating journey of life with a happy frame of mind…” True, happiness is just around the corner!
    It made me happy reading this one, Radhika. Especially the list of things that make you happy 🙂
    Your last task was perfectly done! 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2017

      Guess happiness is contagious. When you are happy you tend to make others happy 🙂🙂
      Thanks a lot Andrei!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Andrei
        February 21, 2017

        Absolutely! 👍 You’re welcome, Radhika 😃

        Liked by 1 person

  3. theonlysup
    February 21, 2017

    perfect radhika .. happiness isn’t a destination but a journey.. you have redefined the way people perceive happiness

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 21, 2017

    Great and so loved your awesome post Radhika. Happiness all the way and there is nothing like Happiness but Happiness. So nice to feel happy and keep smiling and make others smile and be happy too. That is what we need to do. Be happy in ourselves to make other happy. Real happiness likes in making other happy.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2017

      Absolutely Kamal. When you are the reason for someone’s smile, the happiness you get from it is truly priceless😁. Thank you so much!!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. wish 93
    February 21, 2017

    Very well written… yes, true happiness comes from within… Be happy always no matter what!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    February 21, 2017

    Radhika, A request to add one more flower to your bouquet that gives happiness.

    It is writing such heartwarming blogs for us, all your fans; to the ones reading them and sharing them.

    Am i not right ?

    The happy one.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2017

      Of course it gives me immense happiness to get such positive and encouraging feedback from all of you. I am truly blessed 😊😇. Thank you so much 🙂

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  7. Prakash Hegade
    February 21, 2017

    Definitely! It’s that little endless list! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Prakash Hegade
    February 21, 2017

    Thank you so much for taking up IBMC and doing each of the challenge so well. 🙂

    have enjoyed reading each of them. It really feels good. I have updated the challengers list here:
    https://itsphblog.wordpress.com/ibmc/the-challengers/

    yayy! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2017

      Thanks Prakash for hosting such a wonderful challenge. I enjoyed challenging my creative abilities and put them together. It was an absolute pleasure 🙂👍

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Anthony
    February 22, 2017

    Happiness is being on my bicycle, cresting a hill and coming across new perfect blacktop. I can feel the bike wanting to move, rolling easier. My effort is reflected in my progress. The cogs sing a song. The friction sounds beautiful and my eyes widen to the road ahead.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 22, 2017

      Anthony that’s a great way to be happy! Lovely! Each of us have things which make us happy. We should be doing that more often. Thanks a lot for reading 🙂. Stay happy!!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Akhila
    February 22, 2017

    Happiness is anything that makes me comfortable or smile…sometimes i am comfortable if you smile, sometimes i am happy if get an apt word for a simple sentence in my post…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 22, 2017

    Happiness is visiting your blog! ☺
    Congratulations on completion of this challenge!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. thewritewomanblog
    February 27, 2017

    Reading this brought a smile to my face, Radhika. That is a very happy writeup, Your joy in writing this one is evident.

    Liked by 1 person

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