What’s Your Happiness Quotient Today?

So what’s the most beautiful thing you have with you today? What’s your happiness quotient?

I sat at my desk this morning trying to write, when I was constantly distracted by my four year old daughter. The little one was doing some craft work as part of her school curriculum. I saw her hands move swiftly as she sat sticking tiny sequins and beads on a white sheet in front of her. She wanted to do it her way, yet every few minutes she would look up to me for small approvals. I soon realized that all that my daughter sought from me was not my expertise on craft making, but just my time. I just gave in and shut down my laptop. It was all for those innocent smiles, which made my world, feel complete. I was happy that there is someone around me indeed to add to my happiness.

And that brings me to the concept of happiness quotient

We humans are constantly in search of happiness. The internet is loaded with infinite wisdom on how to seek it and, things one could do to bring in happiness in their lives. But the actual fact is, which we very often fail to acknowledge, that we humans are nothing but social animals. We need another person in our life to bring in that happiness quotient. Happiness is a feeling that is to be shared, and it isn’t something you could enjoy in isolation.

Look around you

It could be from something as simple as giving someone a compliment. Or it could be going for long walks with your loved one. Exchange those few words of kindness with your domestic help, and surely you would be doing your bit to make someone happy, in turn receiving your share of it. In our hectic lives today, we often get stuck cribbing about our mundane routines. Caught in this nitty-gritty of life, we stop to notice the happiness quotient that lies strewn all across us.

I found mine today, as I saw that smile curve on my four year olds face.

So what’s your happiness quotient today?


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  1. We do need others to share our happiness with. Of course, it also helps if the others are genuinely happy for us too – of course in the case of little kids, time is pretty much happiness.
    I think my HQ would be something similar too – that smile on my 5yo’s face.

    1. Yeah little kids too, want us around. So we all are dependent on each other for happiness!!!! Thanks for sharing your HQ

  2. What a beautiful post Ramya! Indeed happiness is worthless if you can’t share it with someone. In fact it takes very little investment to bring that big smile in somebody’s life! My happiness today? Gee, its that old tee shirt I had given up searching and found it today, out of the blue….lame eh? But it really made me happy!! 😁😁

  3. This happens with me everyday when little sonny hangs around my beck or validation of whatever he is doing and I value the grins and kisses I get in return for stopong my work and engaging with him. He is the also the main reason of keeping my happiness quotient high whenever I feel like giving up. Great Post 🙂

  4. Agree..there are so many small things around us which we miss seeing and kids make us smile no matter what. They can be happy with a small thing. We should learn from them.

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