Featured Image: Sunset seen in Barking, 20 March 2016
Now Playing: RAIGN – Raise The Dead

Today has been a wonderful day. It was spontaneous, warm, and lovely. It was everything I needed today and so much more. I spent the morning cooking for my faves, and then we drove down to the faves’ house and spent the day eating, chilling, and just glowing.

Things I cooked/made:

  • Chicken Biryani
  • Seekh Kebab
  • Gajar ka Halwa (carrot dessert)
  • Jelly and Ice Cream bowls
  • Cupcakes

Once we arrived, we all had lunch together and settled into the living area to watch some classic Bollywood movies (namely Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham) and just relax. When we noticed that the skies were changing a little, we took our chairs and teas (smoothie for me because I have been coffee/tea free since Nov 2015) out into the balcony and watched the sun set while hearing the sound of the neighbourhood skateboarders grinding across the gate of the Barking Riverside. This Sunday was the loveliest of all days and I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate a day of global joy.

The lovely day I had wasn’t the original point of this post, so I will return to that now.

International Happiness Day. 

20th March 2016. A day dedicated to warmth, joy, and loveliness across the globe. With the way this world works I think it’s getting increasingly difficult to remain steady on this fleeting feeling of ‘happiness’. We’ve grown so accustomed to the idea that happiness is something we’re destined to have instead of something that we can work towards with the ones that we surround ourselves with. But, instead of focusing on the things we’re not doing, we can all do little things every day to appreciate the mini joys in our lives. Here are what are called the ‘ten keys to happiness’:

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Taken from ‘Day of Happiness

Taking care of these little things in our lives can really add up to become the big things that bring us the greatest joys.

Sometimes it is the smallest things that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.

-Jonathon Carroll

Stay content and warm, my loves.


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