Happiness- the most cliched word in today’s time.Why cliche? It is purely because of the fact that, if someone asks you ‘Are you happy’, not everyone would answer back immediately with a Yes.
In these modern times, we get all sorts of online and Facebook quizzes which claim to judge your happiness parameter.Rewind to the old times when life was much simpler and I was a student in a school. As a 90’s kid, I found joys in little things such as Sunday indulgence in Halwa Poori, summer vacations in the hills at grandparents place, and the much awaited Diwali shopping among other such things.
Fast forward to present day, if one were to ask me I am happy when would say that perspectives have completely changed.Why that has happened ?. Well because I am a mother now.We all know how much our mothers love us and will continue to do so no matter what.I am no different in this case.
So I am happy when I get back from work to pick up my almost 2.5-year-old daughter from day care.There are times when I just rush off from work with a heavy heart.This is because mom guilt mode just bites on to me many times.The joy I see in my daughter’s eyes when she sees me is something which cannot be put into words.Till date, I still remember the day when I dropped my nine-month-old daughter to the day care.That was one day I was restless all day along.I had butterflies in my stomach and felt I was reliving my class 10 board exam days.As that day neared its end,there were tears of joys in my eyes and my heart was racing quite a bit.
As a kid, I often used to wonder why my mom had tears in her eyes, when she was the happiest. I can relate to that feeling of hers now when I am a mother.There’s no better fuel which drives my happiness apart from this.I often end up in tears when I see her after a grueling day at work.The gleam in my little one’s eyes is one thing which makes me go back to work every single day.Her adjusting attitude also helps me in kicking off that mommy guilt down the drain.The very thought of seeing my little one does the trick and just makes my tiredness go away in a matter of seconds
Putting my daughter in the daycare was a decision I took. And looking at the present day, I feel glad that I took this important decision.Seeing her play and laugh when I arrive at the center is something which I consider as a gift to myself.I can closely say that evening are the best part of the entire day for me.
Many people define their happiness with goal completion, salary hikes e.t.c.Before you get me judging, I am not saying they are wrong in doing that.Of course, every one has different priorities so different scales of happiness.I find my daily dose of happiness in my super active and cheerful daughter!
I AM HAPPY WHEN – I pick up Zuzu ( my daughter) from daycare after work.