Tag Archives: happiness

Finding happiness in bread

“How’re you liking your new home?” I asked my cousin. He had recently moved to a new city, his first time out of our home state of Maharashtra. “It’s all right, I guess,” he said, in a somewhat non-committal fashion. … Continue reading

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Receiving is as important as giving

Giving is a good thing. These days, the world feels like it is getting more and more mean-spirited and selfish, so in such a hostile setting it is a soothing balm to find people who are thinking about others and … Continue reading

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Kind or Smart?

Many years ago, I stumbled on one of Jeff Bezos’ commencement addresses. He described an early childhood experience, where he was in a car with his grandparents. His grandmother was a heavy smoker, and Bezos, in an attempt to show … Continue reading

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Imperfect, Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season, a time when joy is permeating all over the world. I love this time of year because it means boisterous family reunions, time off for self-reflection and personal growth, and festive cheer everywhere. Of course, things … Continue reading

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Non-Actions Are Also Actions, Beware.

I read an article this evening that, hours later, is still reverberating in my head. To paraphrase its main thesis,¬†Actions that we take have consequences. So do actions that we do not take.¬† (If you want to read the article, … Continue reading

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The moment between

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, there is a moment between an action and its reaction. A small moment, but a distinct, pristine, unique moment nonetheless. Like a pause. The pause after an inhaled breath and before its exhalation. Nothing … Continue reading

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Slow Down

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” That’s what the small cutout said in my brother’s college apartment bathroom. At the time, I thought it was a cute word play on a popular tv advertisement for headache medicine. It turned out … Continue reading

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