What makes me smile?

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Isn’t that true? Busy as we are there these days, we often
forget to share a genuine smile. The smiles that we have on faces are the
compulsory fake smiles i.e, smiles that have to be given just for the sake of
it. But doesn’t it feel nice when the smile is a genuine one? Smiles are one of
the rare things that you can share without having to lose anything.
I thought of listing down the things that make me smile.
Why? I felt there was too much negativity on my blog of late. So it is time now
to brighten things up a bit. So here’s my list.
Going home: Now that I live away from home, just
the thought of going back home makes me smile. Nothing can beat that!
Mom’s scheduled calls early in the morning and
at night and her numerous texts in between: Moms will always be moms! Mine is
no different. The early morning call is to ensure that I have woken up and I am
not late for work and the calls at night are for status updates- what I did and
did not do during the day. If that isn’t enough there are a number of messages
during the day asking me if have eaten or not and so on! My day is never
complete without this and talking to her the first thing in the morning makes
me have an all smiles day.
3. Friends: I don’t have a lot of close friends but
the ones I have are the ones I treasure. They are the ones who make me smile or
rather laugh often during the day. 
Blogging: The sole reason why I am here typing
out a post instead of going off to sleep is because it makes me happy. Hitting
the publish button brings an instant smile on my face.

When people say nice things about anything
remotely connected with me 😛 – Those nice comments on my blog, those messages
on Whatsapp and Facebook appreciating something I did always make me smile. And
the smile is wider one if it something unexpected.
Books. Books. Books.: These days I don’t find
much time to read. But then books always make me smile. I could go on forever
about how the I sniff the pages of a book before reading it, how I cling to a
book as if I were holding on to dear life when I go off to sleep and the list
goes on.
Nature: I need fresh air always! I love staring
into the clouds as the wind makes my hair fly. 
I love to hear the rustle of the leaves as I keep watching the trees
move. The chirping birds, the multi coloured flowers, the birds and the
Surprises: No surprises here! But yeah they have
to be pleasant ones. The reasons may be silly but a surprise always makes me
And I could go on with my list. But I think,
the list here speaks about most things that make me happy. There are additions
to this list like ice creams, pastries and chocolates but that is for another
time. So until then, let me know what makes you smile?

8 responses to “What makes me smile?”

  1. Dheeraj K says:

    Nice poem Reema!! Good that you value a smile so much!! Everyone should 🙂

  2. Kala Ravi says:

    Thats the way girl! Life is beautiful and smiles make it even more so! Finding Happiness in little things go a long way in making the larger scheme of things fall in place. Keep smiling 🙂

  3. Much needed positivity 🙂

  4. Soumya says:

    You and me my friend, are pretty alike 🙂

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