What gives you genuine joy?… Our Garden of Gratitude #1


During the A to Z challenge, I wrote a post My garden of gratitude. This post made me realise how I started to appreciate little things in life. I thought why not make it a habit to take some time out and appreciate little things like experiences, moments, memories, people, you, life and many more things on a regular basis.

Every week I will sow a seed of question and your answers would be the flowers. To water the seed, all you have to do is type. Type one word, one sentence or a paragraph in the comments section or make a post on your blog, it’s all your wish.

If you make a separate post, be sure to create a pingback or drop your post link in the comments section.

Hoping that my answers act as fertilisers to encourage you.

Let’s nurture our garden..

Photo by Saumya Agrawal

Seed of the week:

Who/What brings you genuine joy?
Fertiliser

There is not one but many things that give me genuine joy. I guess I’ll make a listicle. The things have been listed in no particular order.

  1. Sweets– I have got a sweet tooth… Boondi ke laddo, Gulab jamun, Vanilla and butterscotch ice creams, Chocolates and the list never ends…
  2. Food that mommy cooks– main course, desserts, snacks, everything!
  3. A child’s laughter– Their innocence, it just melts my heart..
  4. Spending time with kids at my friend’s NGO– They’d make you realise how little your worries are and let you know that there’s no limit to dreaming…
  5. Sunsets– It feels like coming back home.. There’s a joy in that peace.
  6. Rain, rainbows (though I’ve seen it once only), the smell of soil after shower– Every time it rains, I feel like all my worries have been washed away and I can look at things with a new perspective.
  7. Blogging– I’ve never realised how time passes by when I start to stalk your blogs and chit chat with you all…
  8. Writing– Over the past three four years, the times when I was writing, I felt sane.
  9. Reading– Lately I have not been getting much time to read, but yes, it brings me joy to read.
  10. Photography– The click sound of the shutter lets people know that I am happy. I’ve realised that I am not able to capture the most beautiful things if I am not happy.
  11. Meaningful conversations with strangers– When I was writing the series Mulakaatein, I understood how strangers made a difference in my life. Conversations with these random people were so short lived, but the joy of being a part of them, it’s everlasting.
  12. Spending time with my family– It’s been quite a few months that I have started to do this. Have you felt that even sitting in the same room and doing your own work can feel good? I’ve also found happiness in staying quiet together.

And there are many more such things.. Share with me about who/what brings you genuine joy!


Remember, there is no time limit to answer. The comments section will always be open.

Check out all the posts of the series here.

19 thoughts on “What gives you genuine joy?… Our Garden of Gratitude #1

  1. So many things bring me joy! Daffodils are one, particularly the ones with white rather than yellow petals. To me, they represent the fact that the spring season is coming.

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    1. That’s so sweet… I don’t remember having seen then in real life but yes they’re beautiful. In fact, I find all flowers beautiful.
      Do you like spring because of its colours? Or is there any other reason?

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