Almost 25!!!

In just about 6 days I am going to be 25 years old!! 25!! That used to be my scary age.. I used to think when I turn 25, I would become a bore! How wrong I was and I couldn’t be happier that I am wrong! 🙂

I remember when we were 15, all of us friends right out of middle school, sitting and thinking about how different our lives would be in the next 10 years. We all had dreams and ideas about where we would be when we were 25. Most of us, maybe all of us, wanted to be married, some of us wanted to have a child by then and some of us wanted to either have our own businesses or be right on top of the corporate ladder by then. It’s amazing to have these dreams and goals which seem so real at that time. I know many people believe that you should be realistic and practical and shouldn’t day-dream, but the truth is, if you don’t dream how do you decide your life’s goals?

So with those wonderful day dreams we move on in life, trying to chase those dreams. In time we realize, we were wrong about certain things or ideas but we also figure out what brings so much happiness to us. One of my favorite things to do when I’m feeling a little disheartened is to actually go online and look for that list of 20 or more things that make people happy. I love those lists!! And here is my mine – inspired by many of the lists I have read online so far!

Things/moments that make me happy

  • 1. Laughing hysterically to the silliest of jokes
  • 2. Dancing your heart out
  • 3. Star gazing
  • 4. Shopping
  • 5. Hugging/playing with a puppy
  • 6. Listening to the rain
  • 7. Ice-cream on a hot day
  • 8. Getting likes/comments on your updates on Facebook (very childish, but I love it!)
  • 9. Getting that warm, fuzzy feeling when you think about the one you love
  • 10. Receiving text messages/BBMs (still makes me happy!)
  • 11. Personal jokes
  • 12. Compliments
  • 13. Late night phone calls that go on for hours
  • 14. Hot chocolate
  • 15. Hugs
  • 16. Kisses
  • 17. Knowing someone misses you
  • 18. Humming nursery rhymes!
  • 19. Good dreams that leave you waking up with a smile
  • 20. Skipping school/college/work for a day
  • 21. Lying on the grass staring into the sky, watching the clouds
  • 22. The smile that comes to your face when you remember a special moment
  • 23. Jumping into a warm bed on a cold night
  • 24. Seeing your guys/girls name on your mobile when it rings
  • 25. Watching a movie thats funny enough to make your stomach hurt with all the laughing
  • 26. Talking for hours about absolutely nothing
  • 27. Looking back on the laughs
  • 28. Receiving presents
  • 29. Giving presents
  • 30. Birthdays
  • 31. Air conditioning when it’s hot
  • 32. Being full of energy and you don’t even know why!
  • 33. Seeing your boyfriend/girlfriend
  • 34. Watching someone do something stupid, and them thinking no one saw
  • 35. Nice smelling perfume/cologne/deodorant
  • 36. Good hair days
  • 37. Turning on the radio to hear that your favorite song is being played (Any Salman Khan track makes me happy!!)
  • 38. Running into an old friend
  • 39. Taking a long walk with great music
  • 40. Finding money in your pants/bag
  • 41. Being home alone
  • 42. Reading a good book on a rainy day
  • 43. A nice cup of hot tea on a cold day
  • 44. Sleeping in
  • 45. Watching the sun come up
  • 46. Seeing a shooting star
  • 47. Winning a bet
  • 48. Weekends
  • 49. Holidays
  • 50. Jumping on a trampoline
  • 51. Sitting in front on the fire on a cold evening
  • 52. Smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  • 53. Singing into your hairbrush in your room
  • 54. Bubble baths
  • 55. Listening to those classic love songs
  • 56. Being so happy it makes you cry
  • 57. Watching the light reflecting of a glass
  • 58. Finally completing something you started a long time ago
  • 58. Achieving a long time goal
  • 59. Warm nights
  • 60.Lighting up a room with only candles
  • 61. Swinging on a swing feeling like you’re going to touch the sky
  • 62. Peanut butter and almost anything! 🙂
  • 63. Cooking/baking for friends and family and making something delicious
  • 64. New recipes that are simple and so delicious
  • 65. Hot tubs and steam rooms!
  • 66. A great new hair style
  • 67. No queues in the grocery store
  • 68. Buying a new fountain pen!
  • 69. Girls night!!
  • 70. Falling asleep in your mother/grandmother/aunt’s lap
  • 71. Falling in love…

I know there are sooo many more things that make me happy like spending time with my entire family, my friends from school and college, finding out new ingredients, going back to your favorite restaurant and feeling like nothing’s changed! And the list can go on and on and on..

I read something that has really inspired me and I hope everyone starts living this way too,

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can – Danny Kaye”

Live life to the fullest!