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  • Going A-Musing

    Collecting Smiles. Because Happiness is a D.I.Y. Project

    Writing about Life. Happiness. Health. Humor. Love. Relationships. Inspiration. Resources. Experiences.


  • Write

    As I watch you busily writing in your diary about today's experiences, I feel a sense of pride. I recall how I did that after every trip during my childhood.... Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Volunteer

    Nothing brings more joy than to brighten someone's life with kindness. It doesn't always require money to do something for someone. Time, love and a listening... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Unwind

    As we approach the end of the week, my word for you today is " unwind". Busy is a good thing to be, but it is also equally important to renew your energy by... Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Thank

    " Thank you " is one of the phrases I hear you saying most often and I admit, there was a time when I wondered - was it really necessary? After all, inside the... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Smile

    One of my bosses always loved to say " Smile, it improves your face value" before we started our day at work. We used to laugh at what he said, but there's so... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Considering a Mini-vacation in a Budget Hotel in Bangalore?

    One of the fun things about living in Bangalore is that it almost always seems like a permanent vacation. Oh, I work, I blog (that's a lot of work too!) and hav... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Read

    I just know I picked a favorite for the R word - Read. Coming from a family of avid readers, I am thrilled you have the bookworm bug too! One of my favorite sou... Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Quiet

    Have you ever wondered about how our mind works overtime? Even when we do nothing, those thinking wheels are constantly turning - going through a loop of... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2015 DIARIES
  • How Technology is Improving the Lives of Nurses

    I have two cousins who went to nursing college and have now been working as nurses for a couple of decades. While chatting with them recently I was amazed to... Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Persevere

    I juggled my favorite words for P -practice, prioritize, persist, persevere and of course, plan. I chose persevere because it is a must-have quality to achieve... Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Talakadu Travel Stories #KonaKonaKotak

    If I had to list 5 things I absolutely love, one of them would be travel. I consider myself blessed to have lived in various states in India, with the... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Observe

    Dear Vidur, "We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak." - Epictetus (AD 55 - c.135) Do you remember that fun game we played... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Nourish

    When I chose this word for you today, Nourish, the first thing that came to my mind is the home made porridge you would get so excited about when you were a... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Make Memories

    Today is a very special day for us - it is your Grandma's birthday - she would have turned 70 today! You know, I never imagined a time when she wouldn't be... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Learn

    As long as we live, we learn. And it is a good thing too, isn't it? Life would be boring if learning had to stop. I am always amazed how we're exposed to... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Keep Going

    Dear Vidur, If there's one thing I've learned from life, it is being consistent, to keep going. To persevere. To be persistent. Especially during difficult... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Juggle

    Juggle is a word you will now identify with easily and, hopefully, with a smile. You have lots to do over the next three months - exams, interviews, meeting wit... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Initiate

    Would you believe it if I told you that there used to be a time when I used to be afraid to speak up? Almost until I was ten, I used to be a little shy. It isn'... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Hope

    Hope is perhaps the most important emotions human beings live on. Not for nothing has it been said that " Hope Springs Eternal ". And it should. Had it not... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2015 DIARIES
  • Grow

    I begin this letter today with gratitude - I appreciate it very much when you tell me you enjoyed the day's letter to you. It fills me with happiness and a sens... Read more

    Posted on 08 April 2015 DIARIES