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God of small things

There’s a huge smile on my lips and a twinkle in my eyes that refuses to fade away. And all because of a get-together with long-lost friends, writes Genelia D’ Souza.

entertainment Updated: Mar 25, 2010 00:53 IST
Genelia D’ Souza

There’s a huge smile on my lips and a twinkle in my eyes that refuses to fade away. And all because of a get-together with long-lost friends!

A few days ago, I met my school buddies, my partners-in-crime in all those endless pranks and full-on masti moments. All those gossip sessions, heart-to-heart chats and even the bitter arguments, every little bit resurfaced and reliving those memories was a deeply fulfilling experience. Those few hours gave me immense happiness and a crazy burst of energy.

And that really got me thinking: If one meeting with old friends could have such a positive effect on my mood and behaviour, there could be similar situations in my life daily that could instantly put a smile on my face… Moments I don’t pay attention to. So here, a list of all those things that can always make me go whoopee!!

My dogs: If God truly sends his angels on earth to look after us, he definitely sends them as dogs. My two little angels, Pepper and Laika, are my ultimate mood enhancers. Holding them is a beautiful feeling, especially when I’ve had a rough day!

Watching my parents waltz to their favorite retro/jazz music. They keep my belief in love going!

Getting asked out for the first time by a guy you have been crushing on for the longest time! (More on this another day!)

I can never forget going shopping with my gang of girls for my very first branded outfit! The noise, the girly giggles and the incessant trying on of clothes is high up on my happiness list.

An all-night chat session and exchanging secrets with my girls makes me happy!

Playing my favourite music loudly and dancing alone all over the house.

Singing aloud to myself no matter what I sound like! Super therapeutic.

Our mother-daughter chat sessions, especially when Mum’s cooking and I’m literally dying to dip a finger in whatever she’s making (she’s a fantastic cook). I end up feeding my dogs too!

Marathon movie watching days, tripping on DDLJ, 3 idiots, Dil To Pagal Hai, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Troy, Love Actually, Holiday.....

Hearing my director say, “Now that was a great shot!”

Cheering with the crowd while supporting my favourite cricket and football teams.

It really is an endless list. So many little things that can make me instantly ecstatic! Now make your own list and smile while you do your thinking.

And remember, if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!