Today is World Happiness Day (I started this yesterday!) and a message from a friend far away who has written a book on happiness (https://notionpress.com/read/happy-morphosis), started my what’s app day brilliantly. I remembered to send my share of happy messages to all my friends as well. I took along that feeling to a place I was visiting to meet two amazing people. Needless to add, I found my ‘happy’ in my wonderful interactions with them. The horrible traffic nor the sweltering heat could dim away the feeling as I drove back home.
As I saw my phone again, which I had not since almost three hours, due to my meeting, I saw dozens of happy return messages from everyone. Some friends who keep extremely busy, some others who have loads to worry about, others who have daily routines, some more who keep away from messaging by design, more who hadn’t been in touch for more than a month, some who always took ages to reply back – the whole assorted fabric of them had replied back with smile emoticons and return happy images and cute personal notes.
I got thinking. I reflected. I pondered. And I got down to writing. I looked at some words which I see around me every day, I recollected some others, I fished out some more and I thought I’d re-define some words as they have come to mean to mean to me, from what they do in the dictionaries.