ON CLOUD NINE…..
The word “happy” conjures up so many images of joy, bliss, mirth, exuberance and good spirits ranging from extreme sublimity to maddening excitement, all embedded in our brains making our bodies and souls to dance in sheer cheer.
How can one ever forget the great poet John Keats lovely poetry “Endymion” describing the simple joys of beauty translating into happiness. What makes one happy is a matter of perception of an individual and varies with situations that one is faced with.
Nature is God’s gift, redefining happiness… the gurgling streams, manicured lawns of green, wonderful hues of the rainbow, myriad shapes of the clouds in azure blue skies, massive mountains with rain bearing clouds kissing their tops, thunderous roar of the cascading waterfalls, flowers in innumerable countless colours starting from the dominating marigolds, sunflowers and daffodils to mellifluous tulips, roses and orchids. The cup of happiness indeed overflows with this abundance image of nature’s painted canvas.
A long drive in an open jeep with the loved ones, culminating in gastronomical delights and song and dance campfires is an exhilarating experience of happiness that takes me to a new high!
Melodious harmonies from the subtle strains of the strings to the rocking percussions are undoubtedly music to my ears that makes my heart go gaga in jubilation. As I write this page the peppy song of Pharell Williams “happy” keeps me company and inspiring me with new ideas.
An impromptu meeting with the friends of yore sharing pizza with a coke bubbling and fizzing with conversations that take us down memory lane , opening a floodgate of memories…nostalgia of events gone by …euphoric and elation setting in!
When my sons win coveted prizes, a feeling of ecstasy and blessedness encompasses me that know no bounds!!
Celebrations and festivals offer so much gaiety, rejoicing in shining new clothes and jewellery to match, that stimulates the tired nerves and transports me to cloud nine and I come back refreshed and rejuvenated!!!
I am in absolute glee at the genial company of my pet puppy, when it wags its tail or licks my feet, desperately seeking my attention and jumping with joy at succeeding in its attempt to do so!
A surprise gift from my hubby, wrapped in splendour, love and affection is the ultimate paradise to be in and equivalent of being in seventh heaven!
Assisting an old couple to cross the road or giving a blind person a helping hand, or sharing my lunch with the less privileged makes my day and I sense an air of palpation, a perception of satisfaction of a life worth living!
I am overjoyed at the resounding victory of our teams be it in cricket or any other sport, absolutely flying high in intoxication of success.
My heart jumps with joy on a cheerful good morning greeting, a warm hug, a lovely smile, a brilliant tweet from the bird in the tree or the radiant sun rise breaking the dawn, a surprise visitor or a mail, or a ‘happy hours’ opportunity, howsoever trivial these may sound but they all have a profound positive impact on me and my life!