Let us start making the garland of happiness threading together bits of happinessAs I believe 'Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself', I start by sprinkling those few drops first...
Though not at all planned, I had a childlike giggle when I forumites noted that I get the credit for the first thread on the new year in ISC forum. It was after 11.30 pm that I happened to see the related thread where there was such a hint. A sudden childlike eagerness propelled me and I made two impromptu threads and posted. Chance, they clicked. I enjoyed that momentary happiness with naivety.
I received a sincere reply to my New Year greetings to a relative with whom I lost contact since few years. It gave me happiness and I have a hope to revive the relationship.
Happiness number three: One of my bankers visited me at my home a few days back and personally wished me and handed over their 2018.Calendar and diary. It was first experience to me as a receiver, though I had done the same to others ( as a giver) during my career. I wrote a letter of appreciation to their head office, and enclosed a small amount for my account as a token reciprocation for their gesture. Today I received a call from them thanking me. I could sense their happiness from their voice.
(Though I am only ordinary customer to them, I feel, probably my relative seniority and approach would have evoked special regard to me)
Happiness number four-I got a routine SMS from my regular bank intimating credit of FD interest in my account. I felt happy as it brings good news of income in the New Year.
I feel these bits of happiness are the starter to make a big garland of happiness this year.