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Hi guys! It gives us great pleasure to announce to you that 99waystoHappiness is now live on Facebook! 

Not just will you be able to enjoy all the short stories published here, but also many short motivational and inspirational quotes and messages.

Please make sure to visit it once and leave a feedback if you can! Would be of great help. 

On this note, I hope you do take a peek at it, just click on this link or the Facebook sign on the main page or the footers at any page on my blog. 

Link to happiness-https://www.facebook.com/99waystohappiness-289996424716227/

Thank you. 

Take that first step. 

“It’s vast and empty. 

There’s a land, 

Barren or nourished you know not. 

Yet how do take the courage 

to sow, 

In order that someday it might grow? 


We never know the future. No one does. Of course, if there was a way we wouldn’t  be where we are. 

However whenever we encounter a fork in the road or a decision to take, we stumble. Underestimate our abilities, feel incapable to do the task and in doubt miss out on the opportunity. The regret that we carry might be a completely different story altogether. 

This might be able to change how most of us think-

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln. 

The lines have a deeper meaning running in them. How would you ever know if you don’t take the first step? Like an unsolved mystery it would carry it’s regret for as long as you would remember it. Haven’t we all dealt with missed opportunities? 

Having Faith in yourself is the key aspect to the solution of this problem. If you are sure that you can, let no one’s pessimism or lack of confidence in you affect yourself. Make sure to remind yourself why you’d been fighting for it since so long and it is in you to do it. 

Getting inspiration from outside is also great help. There’s a plethora of content available on the Internet. Connect with people, can be of any genre such as food,blogging, a technology startup, art, fashion or dance. It can be anything! 

Keep switching. Constantly keep Trying something new .it’s alright if it doesn’t suit up to you. Something’s might take time for you to figure out that it doesn’t lie in the greater part of your interests. Sometimes somethings that you imagined you’d never like might actually  ‘click’ with you. So, leave no stone unturned and don’t waste your time on thinking. Go for yoga one day and do pottery or painting on another, go hiking or travel after all there’s so much to do! 

The minute you stop and start thinking or stare at your phone for a week deciding whether to do something or not, you have stopped creating your future. Your life has entered standstill again. There’s nothing but anxiety and regret there. The outside world holds happiness beyond your wildest imaginations. 

Imagine when you’d proudly say someday with satisfaction that “I’ve tried almost everything in my life.” 
And the reason for that would be 

beacause you took that step. 











Image courtesy: Google

It’d Always Hurt.

It’s not always when we can share our sorrows with others. 

Nobody knows about it better than ourselves. Nobody can really empathize, afterall we have been hardwired this way, to give ourselves the utmost priority. Our lives have been blessed with sunshine and an equal (or hopefully lesser) amount of rain.


However when it comes to sharing our sorrows there are people who might show genuine concern, but might not go out of their way to help you. There are those who would pretend to care but actually do not and then those who would never leave your side, come what may.I don’t know if the last kind of people exist anymore, except your family (Life spoiler! In case you dont know already, people may come and go, but Family Is Forever.
I’ve gone through plenty of tough situation myself. Each time I would feel sad about it, cry about it at night and then carry that burden with me. I tried expressing it to my friends close to me, but somehow no one gets it the way I do. 




After all it’d always hurt….

Changing schools when I was little, hurt. Making new friends and leaving old ones behind, hurt. Getting treated wrongly, hurt. Seeing others sufferings, hurt. When someone told me they didn’t want to be my friend anymore, hurt. Adjusting to a situation, hurt. Countless mistakes I’d made, hurt. Being responsible all my life and looking at those who enjoyed their life on the edge, hurt. Not getting the thing you badly wished for, hurt. Misunderstandings, hurt. Failures, hurt. Not seeing a person again, hurt. Ability to pen down an infinite list of sufferings and still not being able to write them down, hurt.Because not talking to anyone about this and keeping it all to myself, hurt even more. 
The only way to cure these scars of sorrows is, to Talk

A wise woman once told me,“You are your best friend. You know yourself the way no one does. Always listen to yourself.” 




So, talk about it. To yourself or to someone you know who can keep your trust. It could be someone from family or friends. This is the only way to ease the burden. After all we have been blessed with both sunshine and rain. Our job is to forget the past and move forward. Ourselves or with the help from someone. There’s always hope if you go in search for it. What matters in the end is you live your life happily. Tough phases won’t last forever. Just believe.







All images have been taken from Google solely for the purpose of supplementing my post with relevent pictures and I am thankful to those for making these pictures available on the internet, I have included your links to your photos.Thank you again. 

A Thought.

Heading towards the seat, vaguely knowing of the moving bus, I made myself move forward.But my mind was stuck….back.I knew it was raining, something I was not so overly fond of, however the things I’d just seen shifted my entire perspective.Unlikely of me, I sat near the window staring nothing in particular, my mind racing into thoughts.

“You’ve never seen them, nor might you. It’s just this one instance they cross your path.As if been destined to. And, Their one action changes your entire perspective.”

 

I was inside my umbrella cursing the rain when it grew more and more in force.The wind began to blow stronger spraying rain water all over me.With a sigh,I knew there was nothing I could do.My shoes started to get wet, my cheerful mood this early morning turned as glum as the sky outside and I couldn’t help but grumble to myself. My last hope died when the bus that arrived right on time everyday- was late.”There goes the day”, I thought.

That was when I heard a laughter.I felt a sudden shock, maybe someone was finding my reaction towards the rain amusing.Of course no matter how inconspicuous we try to be, we easily get caught up in our own world.I decided to simply wait for the bus and forget about the rain.Yet the laughter didn’t stop.This time I was sure it was a child’s laughter.Two or maybe more.With the urge of finding the reason for this laughter I turned back.

They were three very cute little children.Ragged clothes,muddied yet beautiful faces and very happy faces.The rain didn’t seen to bother them.Nothing did.They were simply clapping their hands and giggling.They were completely soaked and I couldn’t imagine how cold I would have felt to be in their place with the wind blowing this strong.Yet they didn’t show any sign of distraught-only pure joy.The two little boys continued to spiral and jump with a smile on their face and the girl moved towards a dwelling.That’s when my heat ached when I saw that they were street dwellers.They lived on the street’s footpath.A small portion of it was conveniently made their home by a plastic sheet tied on top to keep the small area dry.However,it quite failed to serve the purpose with the wind blowing this strong.The girl went inside and since that side of the dwelling was open I couldn’t help but keep watching even though it was wrong to invade someone’s privacy.The small girl went inside and tugged on a blanket.There was someone under it sleeping on a makeshift bed of wooden cartons. There were women sitting and talking inside completely oblivious of the heavy rain.The bus’s horn pulled me out of my reverie.I took one last glimpse behind and saw four faces now dancing and smiling in the rain.With a heavy heart that felt I was unable to do something for them, I climbed in the bus.

 Who are we to get annoyed and upset with small little things that have been going on since years or centuries,like the whether or politics, or something recent like a small tiff or being cranky to not get something we want.It’s because we have had our lives lived in a much easier way, that has incapacitated us of dealing with tougher situations.Sure we might sympathize or feel sorry to some extent, lend money or forget about it and carry on.But the question is: Can we really empathize?Can we place ourselves in their shoes and still be so happy?

Never Compare.You are more fortunate than most people.Feel Happy for the things you do have instead of those you don’t.It’s tough, but when you really think over it, It wasn’t really you who decided where to land up in this world- amongst the riches or the poor.My questions are simple. Is it the children’s fault that their parents don’t work?Don’t they have equal rights to the basic requirements that we’ve got? Without education how will they ever move forward and stop this miserable life for the coming ones. If we don’t think and act about it now, who knows it could be us next time.